6. Failure to communicate or listen
Have you ever questioned how great of a listener you are? Do you appropriately communicate your needs and concerns in a relationship? Relationships can deteriorate fast without effective communication. Too many times partners assume that they don’t have to say exactly how they feel because their mate should “just know.” I’m sure you’ve witnessed at least one couple in your life who doesn’t know how to have a mature conversation. Everything is either aggression and yelling or passive-aggression. Some couples even manage to stay in relationships in which they don’t communicate at all. Miss Lauryn Hill said it best, “Miscommunication leads to complication.” Want to destroy your relationship single-handedly? Fail to take their opinions and thoughts into consideration and watch that thing start to sink quicker than the Titanic.