1. Holding a grudge against your ex.
We know it can be hard to forget the past, but why bother stressing yourself over a relationship that has already ended? According to a study published in the Association for Psychological Science, holding on to anger and grudges over past memories affects your emotional and psychological health.
2. Spending too much time on your gadgets.
You may not be aware of it, but being glued to your phone when you're with your partner only implies that you'd rather spend time scrolling through your feed than conversing with him; in other words, he's not your priority.
Being on your device puts a wall between you and your man; watching that funny Instagram video or 'liking' that Facebook photo can wait, so have meaningful conversations instead and really be present.
4. Fighting over the same things repeatedly.
Arguing about a certain issue again and again can strain your relationship—and may even lead to a breakup. Instead of fighting to win, listen and learn how to compromise. If he's bothered by some of your bad habits (that you know are bad to begin with), take the initiative to change so that you two won't have to bicker about it the next time the issue resurfaces.
Sometimes, when couples have been together for quite some time, they tend to forget to appreciate the little things their partners do for them. You could be making your partner feel taken for granted even without realizing it.
"Take the time to recognize what your partner contributes to your life and let him or her know how much it means to you," says Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., a professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of the book The Search for Fulfilment.