Keith Sanford, a professor at Baylor, says that pulling away during fights makes relationships unhappy and dull.
For a relationship to work, it's important to talk clearly about important decisions.
Focusing on the other person makes it easier to justify one's own actions instead of taking responsibility for them.
Fear of being alone can make people avoid conflict and stay in bad relationships, but it's important to set and keep your boundaries
Couples start out being honest, but over time they may stop talking to each other because they think their partner can read their minds.
Sarcasm and passive-aggressive comments can make it hard for a couple to be vulnerable with each other and hurt feelings, which can lead to resentment.
"Comparing takes away joy. Don't worry about other people's relationships. Where you water the grass, it grows better.
An expert on self-mastery says that it is easier to talk about who is to blame than to take responsibility.
Ignoring problems and holding on to anger eats away at love like rust eats away at metal