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Communication Mistakes That Can Ruin a Relationship

Communication is an extremely important role in any relationship. It is important to keep constant communication. There is more to communication than some might think. There are right and wrong ways to communicate with the person that you have a relationship with. According to Preston Ni M.S.B.A., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, there are 4 major communication mistakes that can ruin love. 

  1. "You" Language and Directives
    1. "you are...," "you should..," etc. 
  2. Universal Statements
    1. "you always...," "you never...," etc. 
  3. Tough on the Person, Soft on the Issue
    1. " You never clean up. You're a slob!" 
  4. Invalidate Feelings 
    1. "Your concerns are meaningless to me!" 

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Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.