The Importance of Realizing Your Own Faults In A Relationship
There are many ways that a good relationship can go sour. Infidelity, trust issues and silly arguments are often the main reasons that relationships fail. Sometimes, things simply just tend to not work out no matter how good things were when the relationship first started. Some people get into rough patches in their relationships and either don’t know what the real problem is or how to solve it and save the relationship. In order to actually know if and how you can fix problems in your love life, you have to know when it is time to fully admit that you’re at fault.
Many relationships end simply because one person doesn’t want to admit his or her faults. Whether it’s because of their ego, guilt, or because they simply want to be the victim in a certain situation, most people in relationships will fail to admit when they are wrong. Not only will they deny their faults, but down right blame their partner for whatever problems they are facing in the relationship.
A partner with trust issues is a main example of a problem where both parties may fail to see their faults regarding the issue. Say for instance that a woman complains that her boyfriend is too jealous. She can’t go out with her girlfriends on a regular basis without being bombarded with questions and allegations. Sometimes this can be a case of being in a relationship with someone who is simply too jealous. But before she automatically writes this off as having a controlling partner, she should look in the mirror and ask herself a few questions. Does going out with friend’s mean just going out to the movies, to eat, or going to the hottest club in the area where singles meet? How late has that person been coming home?
But there is a flip side to that coin. The man who is questioning his girlfriend should also ask himself if the assumptions that he is making are based on the woman’s actions, or if he is making allegations simply because of his own trust issues? Is that person’s lover acting in a manner that shows that he or she is looking for “options” or does that person just having issues with their own self conscience? Both people should not only stop and look at their own faults, but actually sit down and talk about trust. Realizing your own faults is the first step to fixing a problem in relationship, but actually sitting down and communicating about the problem is the key.
Blaming problems on the partner, playing the victim or simply just wanting to be right about something are the main reasons why couples fail to solve even the smallest problems in relationships. Think back to some of your own past relationships. The relationship probably had many petty arguments and grievances that never got solved simply because neither of you wanted to risk being the one who was wrong. Of course, nobody wants to be the one who loses an argument when they believe that they’re right, but when you’re being stubborn and you’re unable to admit that you are wrong hurts your relationship, you still end up losing in the long run.
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