When one or both partners struggle to communicate openly, honestly, and respectfully, it can lead to misunderstandings, resentment, and a breakdown in trust.
This behavior can manifest as jealousy, monitoring, and exerting power over decisions, ultimately stifling the other person's independence.
Trust is fundamental to a strong relationship, and dishonesty can erode that trust. This includes lying, hiding information, or being deceitful about important matters.
It's crucial for each partner to have and respect personal boundaries. Ignoring or crossing these boundaries can lead to discomfort, resentment, and a sense of violation.
Avoiding conflicts and refusing to address issues can lead to unresolved tension and frustration. Stonewalling, or shutting down emotionally, can create distance and prevent healthy resolution of problems.