Pride kills a relationship.
It is a feeling that you are more important in your relationship than your partner.
When you begin to see yourself as the most important person in your relationship, it means you have given way to pride.
When pride enters into a relationship, it, first of all, brings disharmony in the relationship.
Can two walk together except they agree?
The answer is definitely ‘no’.
Pride has eaten up many relationships.
It is very important to know the signs of pride in a relationship in other to look for a way to tackle this problem (Pride).
According to Kelvin, Pride is an elevated view of self.
Signs of pride in your relationship.
You don’t admit you are wrong:
One major sign of pride in a relationship is that you and your partner never admit that you are wrong. Rather you blame each other.
Your ego does not allow you to admit your faults.
A relationship filled with pride is full of quarrels and self-righteousness.
Am sorry is too hard to say:
The word “Am sorry” is a very powerful word that heals an injury.
But when it is scarce in a relationship, it is a sign of pride.
You feel like you are too big or important to apologize to your partner when you do something wrong.
Rather, you will always look for a way to justify yourself.
You don’t value your partner’s opinion:
A proud person thinks he/she knows everything.
Likewise in a relationship, when you don’t value your partner’s opinion, thinking that he/she is not enough to raise an opinion or suggestion, you are proud.
Also when your partner doesn’t value your opinion but look for excuses to dismiss it, he/she is proud.
No room for correction:
When you or your partner always see yourself as people who are above correction, you are too proud in your relationship.
You say to yourself “Why should my partner even correct me”
Are we on the same level?
It is a sign of pride in your relationship.
Too many expectations:
When you or your partner begin to expect more than it requires from each other, pride has taken in.
You expect your partner to be the only one calling you because you think you are the most important person in the relationship.
On your birthday, you expect your partner to get you the best gift ever.
It is a sign of pride in a relationship.
You talk to each other as you like:
Two people in a relationship ought to respect each other.
But when you or your partner start talking to each other anyhow without considering the other person’s feelings, it is a sign of pride in your relationship.
Maybe you feel your partner is too quiet or not your calibre. It is a sign of pride in you.
You intimidate your partner:
Another way pride manifest in your relationship is by intimidation.
You have grown wings, your partner can no longer talk to you.
Because you have an ego you don’t allow your partner to discuss issues with you. Or point out your mistakes.
It is a sign of ego in your relationship.
Finding faults always:
Because a proud partner is full of him/her self, he/she no longer see the good side of his/her partner.
Everything your partner does is wrong.
It is a sign of ego in a relationship.
How to deal with Pride in a Relationship
Dealing with a partner who is full of him/herself is like giving something a trial. But never the less, you can handle the situation by doing the followings:
Here are 3 ways to deal with your arrogance in other to have a healthy and happy relationship.
1.Admit your fault:
The first way to deal with arrogance is to admit your faults.
Don’t always feel like you know it all.
When your partner point out your faults, agree that you’re wrong.
After admitting your fault, the next thing to do is to apologize to your partner.
Pride manifest itself in this form “Why should I even say am sorry? After all, am older than him/her.
Don’t feel too big to use the word ‘am sorry’. It is a very powerful word that heals every wound.
So, if you really want to stop being arrogant, then learn how to apologize when you’re at fault.
3. Be humble:
Humility is a personal decision. If you’re not determined to be humble you will always look down on others.
Discipline yourself. Determine to lower yourself so that you will be able to listen to your partner.
Every relationship that is full of ego cannot succeed.
A proud partner cannot make a good partner.
Therefore; check the signs discussed above and know whether you or your partner is too proud in your relationship.
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