From Bliss to Breakup: Why Relationships Deteriorate Over Time
Are You Blaming Your Partner for Relationship Issues? Look Inward Instead
Many of us have been guilty of blaming our partner for every little thing that goes wrong in our relationship. We list out their faults and forget about our own. However, if we compare ourselves to who we were at the beginning of the relationship, we might find that we have changed significantly. It's important to take a step back and evaluate our own behavior towards our partner.
Instead of constantly playing the victim, we need to take responsibility for our own actions and take care of ourselves first. The saying goes, "women get married hoping their husband will change, while men get married hoping their wife will stay the same forever." We need to recognize that our partner is not perfect, but neither are we.
To improve our relationships, we need to know and fulfill our own duties, rather than those of our partner. We can start by doing a practical exercise where we write down our qualities and behavior at the beginning of the relationship and compare them to who we are now. This will help us see how we have changed and what qualities we may have lost or gained.
In the end, it's important to remember that we are responsible for our own happiness and fulfillment. By taking care of ourselves and not demanding what we are not willing to give, we can improve our relationships and build stronger connections with our partners.