Passive aggressive behavior is often cited as a third party in the break-up of otherwise healthy relationships, but it doesn’t have to drive an irreparable wedge between two people who love each other. It is important for each of them to realize that passive aggressive behavior is a threat that is capable of destroying the love they each feel for each other, and ultimately, themselves. By establishing healthy boundaries that provide mental clarity, emotional protection and flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances, the parties can not only save their relationship, but strengthen it as well.
- Passive-aggressiveness not only hurts your bond with your partner, but it also hurts your relationship with yourself.
- Healthy boundaries can help you overcome passive aggressive behavior and preserve your relationship.
- If your partner is truly committed to leaving the passive-aggressive cycle behind, boundary-building exercises may help set you on the road to a healthier relationship.
“Passive-aggressiveness not only hurts your bond with your partner, but it also hurts your relationship with yourself.”