Things You Should Never Say To Someone You Love

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I wish I never met you.

There are a lot of things you can say to your partner that will elicit a negative response, but perhaps nothing is worse than this. Saying you wish you never met someone you love means you don’t value any of the good times you had with them.

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You’ve gained weight

Many people have body image insecurities, so to hear that you’ve gained weight from your partner can be very hurtful. Even if you say it in a joking manner, it can have a hugely negative effect on your partner’s mental health.

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You’re crazy

This is a classic comment in relationships that can cause them to start to deteriorate. When you tell your partner that they’re crazy, it implies that their judgment is terrible and that they’re disconnected from reality.

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You’re acting like your mom/dad.

People have different types of relationships with their parents. Some unconditionally love the people who raised them until the day they die, but most people have more complex relationships.

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You’re being emotional

Telling someone that they’re overly emotional invalidates their feelings, which are real and important. While people can certainly overreact to things at times, it’s extremely rude

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You don’t turn me on anymore

Compatibility in the bedroom is important in most romantic relationships. It’s no wonder, then, that hearing that your partner isn’t attracted to you anymore is one of the most devastating things to hear.

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I don’t care

Nothing is more frustrating is hearing that a loved one doesn’t care when you bring up a problem. It can stimulate a fear of abandonment and erode the relationship over time.

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Your parents are the reason for…

If you’re in a relationship with someone whose parents don’t like or approve of you, it’s easy to shift the blame for fights on to them. Even if you are right to blame your partner’s parents for a problem, doing so takes away their agency.

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I hate you.

This one doesn’t need much explanation, but it does warrant saying: you should never tell a loved one you hate them. You might be angry, hurt, disappointed, or any other emotion, but “hate” is a strong word, and one that often can’t be taken back.

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You never…

It’s tempting to say this when your partner isn’t doing something. They never help clean the kitchen. They never pay for dinner when you go on a date. They never initiate intimacy. People say these things out of frustration, and it can be very upsetting to hear. T

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What have you ever done for me?

This is another phrase that can wrap around your partner like a hurtful blanket. This is because when you say it, you’re implying that they have no good intentions for you.

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