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I’m a couples therapist – talking to your friends about your relationship can harm it

IT OUT that the spontaneous act of venting to your friends about your relationship can harm it in the long run.

A couples therapist reveals the above and some other behaviors that can put your relationship in jeopardy and how to fix the problems.

A couples therapist has revealed some relationship-damaging behaviors

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A couples therapist has revealed some relationship-damaging behaviorsCredit: TikTok / Relations.therapist
She also advises viewers on how to strengthen relationships

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She also advises viewers on how to strengthen relationshipsCredit: TikTok / Relations.therapist

Therapist, follower @relationship.therapist on social media, disclosure Four common behaviors that can negatively affect your romantic relationship.

First, she says that not prioritizing your significant other over work, family, and friends can be a serious sign.

In fact, a woman revealed her relationship is online after her boyfriend became angry with her for prioritizing her dog’s needs over his own.

Next, the therapist said not creating “distraction-free” time with your partner and “allowing technology to interfere with intimacy” also causes problems.

This has become an issue in many American households as technology has become a daily necessity.

According to a 2014 Pew . Research Center survery, 25% of surveyed couples who are married or in a partnership admit they “feel their spouse or partner is distracted by cell phones when they are together.”

The third action that the therapist urges people to stop doing is “constantly” talking about relationship problems with friends and family.

This builds resentment towards your partner from loved ones, which creates bigger problems in the future.

In the end, she says that disabling your partner’s emotions is a big mistake, and on the other hand, being defensive when your partner gives you feedback is also detrimental.

Instead of becoming angry, defensive, or simply ignoring your partner, the therapist says it’s important to validate your partner and connect with them on every level.

The therapist’s advice spoke to many of her followers, as some thanked her for the information and shared their personal relationship difficulties.

“I remember all of this happening in a relationship and I get tired of fighting for something from one side.

“I’m tired of feeling uncared for,” one person wrote.

“Thanks for this.

“It’s extremely authentic,” said another user.

However, one person cast doubt on her advice and asked: “What do you do with [one-on-one] time no technology though?

“In the end you have nothing to say.”

In response, the therapist says, “Talk. Hug. Laugh.

“Eye contact.”

Similarly, another relationship expert revealed that people who struggle over the above issues and more can help stop the argument – all it takes is one question.

Technology can be a huge nuisance in relationships

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Technology can be a huge nuisance in relationshipsCredit: TikTok / Relations.therapist
It's important to listen to your partner's concerns in a relationship, according to the therapist

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It’s important to listen to your partner’s concerns in a relationship, according to the therapistCredit: TikTok / Relations.therapist

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