LOSING YOUR HEAD WHEN YOU HAVE A FIGHT
It happens to all of us. You get into a fight with your S.O. and it escalates and you both say horrible, awful things that you cringe to think about the next day. But just because it happens to basically everyone doesn’t mean you should make it a frequent occurrence. Fights like this are really detrimental to your relationship and your mental health. Take a few breaths and walk away for awhile before you say something you don’t mean and that you can’t take back.
SNOOPING IN THINGS THAT ARE REALLY NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS
If you’re paranoid enough to start snooping, you’re likely to find something you think proves that your partner’s doing something wrong when that might not be the case at all. Then you’ll confront them, look like a psycho, and cause a huge fight that probably didn’t need to happen. Yikes. Not to mention the fact that there are A LOT of things wrong with snooping: it shows you don’t trust your partner, it makes you look untrustworthy, and it will forever sit uneasily between the two of you. Do you really want them to start snooping through your stuff and misconstruing your texts or emails too?
USING EMOTIONAL MANIPULATION TO GET YOUR WAY
Have you ever been tempted to tell your partner you’re pregnant when you aren’t or make up lies about your ex to get their attention or sympathy? BAD IDEA. Screwing with someone like this is a dangerous game to play and can lead to really unsettling and downright unforgivable consequences (not to mention it kind of makes you a terrible person). Don’t create a web of lies you can’t get out of.