Is Texting Ruining Your Marriage? 3 Relationship Killers to BewareLifestyle The List
If you're looking for relationship and dating advice, we've got you covered! Valentine’s day is quickly approaching, so what better time to discuss relationship issues of our generation? We spoke with relationship expert Dr. Gilda, who explains three of the most common dating issues happening today.
First on our list is FOMO – an acronym for “fear of missing out.” Dating apps like Tinder are fueling the FOMO, as users are constantly looking for the next best thing. Dr. Gilda explains this rationale: “If I go with this one, what will happen with that one? That one looks so much better. A lot of people are having problems committing as a result of that!” Dr. Gilda suggests that we stop being so picky. If someone makes you happy a majority of the time, give them a chance. “[Otherwise,] you're going to stay alone forever,” Dr. Gilda warns.
2. Disinterest in Marriage
Our number two relationship-killer is a disinterest in marriage. “It is true, Americans are waiting longer to get married,” Dr. Gilda reveals. “But they’re also hooking up, and that's a problem.” We’re not surprised to find out the age-old adage our moms used to tell us is true: “Why buy the cow if the milk is free?” Dr. Gilda quips. Men aren’t off the hook either! Our expert says fellas have to step up to the plate as well: “If she's the woman that you enjoy being with, ask yourself one question: is she also the woman [you] don’t want to live without?”
And finally, talking on the phone too much used to be a dating deal-breaker. But now it's texting that can ruin a relationship! “In the olden days, we got to know somebody and got to learn about that person,” Gilda shares. “Now, automatically we go to text!” Here’s a good rule of thumb to following: texting is fine for brief conversations, but don't let it be your main form of communication. “If you really want to have a relationship, you have to have body language,” Dr. Gilda offers. “Body language counts for 55 percent of all interpersonal communication.”
All relationships are bound to have their pit falls, but now you’re armed with three relationship-killers to avoid!
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