Rather than happily ever after, one in three relationships end in bitterness and dislike. Why is there such a high number of relationships facing this type of demise rather than the longevity that so many people desire? There are many reasons why a relationship can fail, but the five here are among the most common reasons. These reasons include jumping to conclusions rather than discussing problems and even name-calling when we are upset or angry.
- According to statistics, the majority of intimate relationships and marriages fail due to terminal gridlock.
- Terminal relationship gridlock is when one individual has a complete disregard for their partner’s thoughts and feelings about issues critical to the relationship.
- To prevent relationship gridlock, it’s important to improve communication with your partner and be particularly mindful about showing kindness and consideration.
“The vast majority of intimate relationships fail, devolving into bitterness and conflict.”