Relationships are never easy – we all know that. When you’re in a relationship, you can’t just be thinking about your own needs, you have to contend with the fact that compromise is the only way to ensure that your relationship will thrive.

Unfortunately, humans are inherently selfish beings, and so it can be difficult to sacrifice certain things for the greater good of your relationship.

Many people don’t work hard enough at ensuring they do everything they can to keep their relationship from breaking down. And ultimately we have to accept that sometimes we, ourselves, are the ones to blame.

So without further ado, here are some handy pointers to show you where you may be going wrong in your relationship:

1. You leave all the work to your other half

If you’re constantly asking your partner to do things for you, without doing much for them in return, you’re definitely taking advantage of them. It takes two to tango and putting enough effort in is a two-way street.

2. Your immediate answer is always ‘no’

If your go-to answer for every little thing is consistently a ‘no’, you’re instantly creating a negative vibe in your relationship. This will create a wedge between you and your partner and if you carry on this behavior for long enough that wedge may end up being indestructible.