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10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Partner

Communication is key in any relationship, but there are certain things that should never be said to your partner. Words have the power to hurt, damage trust, and break the bond you’ve built. Here are ten things you should avoid saying to your significant other.

1. “I hate your family”

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This statement can cause a lot of hurt and resentment towards you from your partner, especially if they are close with their family. Instead of making a blanket statement, try to pinpoint the specific behavior or incident that’s causing the problem and address it together.

2. “You always…” or “You never…”

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Using absolute terms in an argument can make your partner feel attacked and defensive. Instead, try to use specific examples and express how their actions made you feel.

3. “You’re just like your ex”

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Bringing up a past relationship can be hurtful and imply that you’re comparing them to someone else. Instead, focus on your current relationship and how you can work together to build a strong future.

4. “I don’t care”

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This dismissive statement can make your partner feel like their thoughts and feelings don’t matter. Instead, try to show empathy and understanding, even if you don’t agree.

5. “You’re overreacting”

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Telling your partner that their emotions are invalid can be dismissive and hurtful. Instead, try to validate their feelings and work together to find a solution.

6. “I’m not attracted to you anymore”

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This statement can be devastating to hear and damage your partner’s self-esteem. Instead, try to identify the root cause of the issue and work together to find ways to reignite the spark.

7. “I wish you were more like [insert name]”

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Comparing your partner to someone else can make them feel inadequate and unappreciated. Instead, focus on their unique qualities and express gratitude for the things they bring to the relationship.

8. “It’s your fault”

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Placing blame on your partner can create a toxic environment and damage trust. Instead, take responsibility for your own actions and work together to find a solution.

9. “I’m done”

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Using ultimatums or threatening to end the relationship can cause fear and uncertainty. Instead, try to express your feelings and work together to find a way to move forward.

10. “I never loved you”

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This statement is one of the most hurtful things you can say to your partner and can cause irreparable damage to the relationship. Instead, try to work through your issues together and communicate your needs and concerns in a respectful way.

Final Thoughts

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It’s important to remember that words have power and can either build or destroy a relationship. By being mindful of what we say to our partners, we can create a healthy and happy partnership based on love, respect, and understanding.


Jenna Gleespen is a published author and copywriter specializing in personal and investment finance. Her expertise is in financial product reviews and stock market education.