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5 Reasons Your Relationships Keep Failing

November 13, 2014
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Posted By: Kristen Hick, Psy.D.

If you’re like many of the individuals I help, you’re wondering why your relationships never seem to work out as happily as you intend. Certainly there are relationships that can surprise you in some very unsavory ways, no matter how much foresight you have or how long you’ve been together (think mid-life crisis gone very bad).

However, my experience is that for those who suffer again and again in relationships, there are several key mistakes that they are making…repeatedly. Some of these relationship mistakes are easily avoidable in the beginning, whereas others are mistakes that one makes after getting a little too comfortable.

I have listed 5 relationship mistakes that are probably tripping you up.

Ignoring Your Internal Compass

Your intuition is the single most important tool you have in your dating adventures. Intuition, or what is sometimes referred to as your gut, is “the voice” inside that gives you that intangible information about someone and who they are. More importantly, it provides information about who you are and how you feel with that person.

Your gut communicates to you the vital information that sometimes only your subconscious self can pick up on.  This includes how emotionally and physically safe you feel with a person. Learning how to read your intuition reliably can be difficult. It’s a skill that takes practice. However, with some tuning in, you will begin making relationship decisions from a wiser place inside of you.

Attraction Ratio

This is perhaps the single biggest relationship pit-fall and Read More

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