When it comes to your relationship, you would never intentionally do something to hurt the person you love. With that said, there may be little things that hurt your partner and you don't even realize you're doing them! It could be something you didn't think would bother them, or it could be something you did without even realizing you did it. Either way, these little things can all add up and lead to major trouble for your relationship in the long run. If you want to keep a healthy, happy relationship, you'll want to be aware of these five little things that hurt your partner:
1. Not Asking How Their Day Was
This is something we're all guilty of in our relationships. When our lives are busy and hectic, we often forget to check up on the people we care about. We might go days or even weeks without asking our partner how they are or how their day was. When your partner gets home from work or school, ask them how it went!
2. Watching A Show Or Movie Without Them
In the new age of Netflix and binge-watching, this is something a lot of us do. Our partner is at work or out running errands, so we start watching a show without them or even watch a new movie that they may have liked. We never consider that our partner may want to relax and watch that show or movie with us! It's even more insulting when it's a show that you know your partner wants to see, and you still watch it without them.
3. Cooking Only For Yourself
This is just downright mean, but we may do it without even realizing. You get hungry and decide to pop something in the oven, but you never think to ask your partner if they want anything. It could be as innocent as just not thinking, but it makes your partner think that you just don't care about them.
4. Not Noticing A New Hairstyle or Outfit
Men are mostly guilty of this one! When your girlfriend or wife gets a new haircut or gets herself a special outfit, she appreciates it when you notice and compliment her! If you don't even recognize her new hair or new clothes, it makes her feel like you never really look at her.
5. Forgetting An Important Date
When our lives get hectic, it's possible for all of us to be guilty of this one. While it can easily happen, it's still hurtful to your partner. If their birthday or an important anniversary comes up and you don't even remember, it makes them feel like you don't care to remember. This is why it's helpful to set reminders on your phone or write them in a planner, so that you never miss an important date.