Whether you have been dating for four weeks or four decades, make it a priority to call your partner out on their unhealthy habits. A relationship is only as solid as its healthy participants and while no one is perfect we each must set boundaries on what we perceive as intolerable.
Watching someone you love hurt themselves or not support you in living a healthy lifestyle can be inconceivably stressful and may deplete your mental health and self-esteem. So, I always encourage people I know to stand up for themselves and speak up on behaviour that is not in accordance with how they desire to live their lives.
One of the most important things in a relationship is ensuring that both you and your partner are happy. So, if you find yourself in a predicament where your comfort is compromised and your partner is not doing anything to rectify it, then it could be the very issue that drives your relationship to its end.
It is hard to say what constitutes as a bad habit between two people. One party may not see it as such and the other may feel the complete opposite towards it, which will in turn create a disconnect. More often than not, the disconnect has less to do with the habit itself but rather, the inability to address it and ease relations between the two of you.
For example, say you are focused on saving not only for a rainy day, but for the future, for investments to set yourself up for financial stability going forward but you are dating or married to someone that is a spendthrift, believes money is just meant to be in circulation and meant to be enjoyed as it is earned that is an incredibly difficult place to be in as a couple. It hinders growth when one party goes to lengths to ensure there is financial security and the other squanders everything they earn or what the couple brings in together for a common goal. Click to read more