Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach and best-selling international author. She explains why long-lasting romantic relationships don’t work through chemistry and compatibility alone.
Most of all, they are the result of maintaining good habits. This includes, for example, being honest and caring towards your partner and communicating openly with one another. Mentally strong couples are made up of two strong individuals who bring out the best in themselves. They challenge each other in a healthy way and support each other in their efforts to achieve their goals.
Breaking unhealthy habits is also important to a healthy relationship. Toxic habits can lead to tension and unhappiness in the relationship. These behaviors can include manipulation, resenting behavior, speaking badly of the other person in their absence, and downplaying the other person’s feelings. These behaviors will not be found in healthy relationships. Here are a total of 13 things mentally strong couples don’t do.