It’s your way or the highway:

You don’t listen to your partner.  When they speak in public you demean or interrupt them.  Telling your family and friends how much you put up with and how wrong your partner is.

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Megan, a native of Kansas City, Kansas is an empty nest parent of three adult children Ayanna, Jonathan and Isiah. Megan is a Christian and active in ministry at her church Cornerstone Baptist Church, in Arlington, TX. She is currently a Doctoral student working toward a Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy at Texas Wesleyan University. Her personal interests include independent film, music and marriage enrichment. Megan is the co-founder of the Minority Behavioral Health Provider Networking Group along with colleague Cynthia Thompson.

2 responses on “Relationship Pitfall #3

  1. One of the quickest ways to cause a major riff in the relationship or even seal its demise altogether. Couples, particularly married people need to understand that it’s basically them against the world. The relationship should be first and foremost. Even if there are problems, they should never be on display for public consumption. Always present a united front!

    • meganleelpc says:

      That is so true and something that I’ve learned myself. People should remember that their family and friends love them, not necessarily their spouse. So when you bad mouth them out of anger they are ready to defend you. But in the way relationships go, you often forgive them, but your loved ones aren’t so quick to do so. That ends up causing problems between everyone in the end, while putting you in the middle of it all.

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