What's Your Worst Habit in a Relationship?

An iVillage Top 10

Confession time: Do you pout after fights? Do you give your partner the silent treatment if he makes you mad? Do you play head games? Are you an incorrigible flirt... even when you're with somebody? We asked iVillagers to share the not-so-beautiful truth about their bad habits in relationships.

  1. I get mad about things that I think should bother me, not things that actually do!
  2. I have trouble confronting him if there is something bothering me. I would rather sit and pout and ruin an evening than stand up for myself. It drives me nuts!
  3. I'll beat something to death in our conversations until he gets sick of hearing about it. I am a real talker. I really need to start journaling!
  4. My worst habit is telling my husband how to do things I know he is perfectly capable of doing or figuring out how to do himself. I'm a big believer that if you treat a man like a child you shouldn't be surprised if he starts acting like one, and that a wife should never take on the "mommy" role with her husband. It's relationship arsenic. But I can't seem to help myself sometimes.
  5. I sometimes let myself go physically, because I feel like he should love me whether I comb my hair or not.
  6. I'm a single mom, and I work and go to school full-time, and sometimes my BF feels like I just don't need him. Even if he's just offering to change my oil or pick up dinner, I usually say, "Don't worry, I'll take care of it," or "I can handle it." He has told me many times "Let me take care of you just once." So, I guess my worst relationship habit is that I'm too independent. Gotta love those double-edged swords, huh?
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