Advice can differ, no doubt about it…
Family and friends have only good intentions and support in mind; others can spoil a relationship by giving bad advice out of jealousy. However, even the most sincere words of wisdom can sometimes have a very negative impact on your relationship.
I have now gotten more than 100 emails from Love Life ICU readers asking me to weigh in on all kinds of relationship advice they get from friends, family, magazines, news articles, and other blogs. I decided to sort through all of them and select the top 7 most horrendous pieces of advice you must avoid at any cost if you want your relationship to be healthy and last longer.
Here they are…
1. “You should find someone better for yourself.”
If you’re only in a relationship because you want some personal profit, maybe you’re on the wrong track. Profit-seeking, according to psychologists, cannot be an adequate reason to start or end a relationship. In doing so, you can destroy a really happy marriage or start a life that doesn’t bring you any happiness at all.
I have seen many of my friends and relatives make this mistake so I know how damaging and painful this can be for everyone involved. In order to have a solid foundation, a relationship must not rely on profit-seeking. Romance is not a business transaction, though unfortunately more and more relationships nowadays look just like that… 😞