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Written by Dr Raquel Peel
29 October 2021
In this article, Dr Raquel Peel talks about 3 ways we sabotage relationships (and 3 ways to kick the habit).
Popular culture has plenty of examples of people sabotaging their romantic relationships. Look at characters such as Kat in 10 Things I Hate About You, Mindy in The Mindy Project, Jacob in Crazy, Stupid, Love - just to name a few.
This article goes into detail about:
- What is relationship sabotage?
- Recognise any of these patterns?
- The cost of relationship sabotage
- And what we can you do about it
Here is an excerpt:
But relationship skills can be learned. Healthy relationships can help foster relationship skills and in turn lessen the effects of defensiveness and trust difficulty.