We’ve all heard about how to make a relationship work, but have you ever wondered how to make it fail? Fear not, because we’ve got you covered! Here are 10 easy steps to follow if you want to ruin your relationship:
Step 1: Don’t Communicate
Communication is key to any healthy relationship, so if you want to ruin yours, just stop talking to your partner altogether. Don’t share your feelings, thoughts or concerns, and definitely don’t listen to theirs.
Step 2: Be Selfish
If you want to ruin your relationship, make everything about you. Always put your needs first, and don’t bother to consider your partner’s feelings or desires. After all, it’s all about you!
Step 3: Don’t Compromise
Compromise is another important element of a healthy relationship, but if you want to ruin it, don’t bother with it. Always insist on having your way, and never meet your partner halfway.
Step 4: Criticize Your Partner
Constantly criticize your partner for everything they do, from the way they dress to the way they speak. Make them feel like they’re never good enough for you, and point out their flaws at every opportunity.
Step 5: Keep Score
Keep a tally of everything you do for your partner, and use it against them at every opportunity. Make sure they know just how much you’ve sacrificed for them, and make them feel guilty for not doing enough for you.
Step 6: Be Dishonest
Honesty is an important part of any relationship, but if you want to ruin yours, be as dishonest as possible. Lie about everything, from your feelings to your whereabouts, and make your partner question everything you say.
Step 7: Don’t Respect Boundaries
If your partner has boundaries, make sure to ignore them. Do things that they’ve specifically asked you not to do, and make them feel like their boundaries don’t matter.
Step 8: Be Passive-Aggressive
Passive-aggressive behavior is a great way to ruin your relationship. Make snide comments, give your partner the silent treatment, and avoid dealing with issues head-on.
Step 9: Don’t Show Appreciation
If your partner does something nice for you, don’t bother showing any appreciation. Take their efforts for granted, and make them feel like they’re not worth the effort.
Step 10: Never Apologize
If you’ve done something wrong, don’t apologize. Instead, make excuses and shift the blame onto your partner. Never take responsibility for your actions, and make your partner feel like they’re always in the wrong.
There you have it — 10 easy steps to follow if you want to ruin your relationship! Of course, we don’t actually recommend doing any of these things. In fact, we strongly advise against it. Instead, focus on building a healthy and fulfilling relationship based on communication, respect, and love.
This post was previously published on medium.com.
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