When you are entering into a new relationship, not all that glitters is gold. There are moments when certain couple mistakes can lead to a breakup down the line. It's hard to spot them yourself, so these married couples are sharing the worst relationship mistakes they see new couples make so you can try to avoid them.
- 19 VOTES
Focusing On Being Right Instead Of Loving Each Other
From Redditor u/vilnyi_vid_liudei:
Being right is less important than the fact that you love each other.
Someday, one of us is going to have to say goodbye to the other. When that happens, every single moment I wasted being angry about minor things will be a huge regret.
This is the sort of thing that doesn't really occur to you when you're young and indestructible.
- 25 VOTES
Not Communicating Effectively
From Redditor u/Edge_Margins:
Different things work for different couples, but I think one of the biggest mistakes younger couples make is not communicating effectively. They might avoid discussing difficult topics or they might not be willing to compromise. Effective communication is key to a successful relationship!
- 38 VOTES
Hinting Instead Of Flat Out Asking For Something
From Redditor u/paintwh*re:
Don't hint. Not worth it. "Wow, those flowers are beautiful" is not a call to action. "I'd really love it if sometimes you picked me up flowers for no reason. It makes me feel super loved" is so much better and clearer.
- 47 VOTES
Dumping Solo Hobbies
From Redditor u/Ieatclowns:
Dumping hobbies. There's no need to do everything together. If one of you dies or you break up then the other will be lost.
- 56 VOTES
Not Knowing How To Handle Finances
From Redditor u/alicialimonado:
Not knowing how to responsibly handle money is the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to mistakes couples make.
- 66 VOTES
Threatening To 'Split Up' To Achieve Your Goals
From Redditor u/LogicalPrinciple6:
Never threaten to "split up" as a means of achieving your goals.
Don't even make light of it.
If you're willing to lose the other person, only bring up the idea. It's a pain to get back in once that possibility has been exposed.