When you find yourself in a good relationship, you probably feel like you have to do anything and everything in your power to keep it.
That’s not the case. Often times the things you think you need to do are actually the things you need to stop doing if you want your relationship to succeed.
When I worked as a Domestic Violence Victim Advocate and Planned Parenthood Certified Responsible Sexuality Educator, I saw plenty of couples who were doing somuch work to keep their relationships together. But they were not doing the right kind of work.
They were working to be something they thought thy should be instead of being their best selves. Not to mention the fact that one person can’t be doing all the work in a relationship. But that’s a topic for another article.
The following list of things you should stop doing in your relationship is the result of countless sessions with countless couples who were giving it their all and still somehow messing everything up.