Communication is one of the most important factors in any relationship. Keeping up a healthy, open dialogue between you and your partner will cause the bond you have with one another to thrive. In contrast, inadequate communication may be a factor in scaring off your partner. To ensure that your partner is by your side for the long haul, there are a few things you should avoid saying to your significant other without fully explaining your position.
1. “I Don’t Want/Like Kids.”
Not wanting to have kids can potentially be a huge deal-breaker in a relationship. It’s important to pick your words carefully and not throw your words around casually. If you’re not sure how to bring up the subject, try starting the dialogue in a controlled environment such as in relationship counseling and learn how to communicate honestly without scaring away the one you love.
2. “I Can’t Keep a Job.”
Having a partner with job stability is often a deciding factor in choosing or staying with someone. You may feel like you can be honest with your partner, but admitting to financial insecurity could be your downfall. If you admit that you don’t have a steady career, it can equate to a lack of stability to your partner, even if it only means you don’t have a job at the moment.
3. “I Am Not Sure How Much Money I Have.”