I work with teenagers every day. Today, one shared her favorite quote with me....
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more in the book than the page you were stuck on.
It's one thing to vent about things that your partner has done to annoy you . It's another story to complain about who your partner is as a person. This is one of the quickest ways to destroy the friendship and respect between you and your partner.
Worse yet is doing it to one of your friends, whether in front of your partner or behind their back. Why, well, it's either annoying or gratifying (think misery loves company) to the person listening. Also, you may forgive your partner the next day, but your friends and family may think he or she is a jerk forever.
Leana Sykes is a Relationship Counselor and the owner of Leana Sykes Relationship Counseling & Mediation in Oaklyn, NJ.