7 (More) Ways to Destroy Your Marriage

7 More Ways to Destroy Your Marriage

SEVEN (MORE) WAYS TO DESTROY YOUR MARRIAGE

Want to absolutely destroy your marriage? Seven ways were listed yesterday and here are seven more ways that always work.

1. ALWAYS USE WORDS LIKE “ALWAYS” AND “NEVER”

Power words that exclude any possibility of an exception are great ways to drive your point home while also belittling your spouse.  There is nothing quite like telling the other person that they are a 100% failure to wreck your relationship.

2. USE YOUR FAMILY AS A WEAPON

One-on-one conflict is not nearly as fun as a tag-team attack; especially when your partners in the assault are your spouse’s in-laws.  Not only do you dislike the person you are married to, now your family hates their guts as well.

3. UTILIZE YOUR AMAZING MIND READING ABILITIES

When something is said or done that you don’t like, immediately assume that you know the thoughts and intentions behind the action.  Essentially tell your spouse that you know how to read their mind and know the thoughts and intentions of their heart even better than they do.  Now, you are not only their spouse, but their god.

4. EXPECT YOUR SPOUSE TO BE ABLE TO READ YOUR MIND

You know how to read your spouse’s mind, so they most certainly must know how to read your mind.  Demand that you don’t have to use words because others should be able to know what you are thinking and why you do the things that you do.

5. UTILIZE EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL

There is nothing quite as loving as telling your spouse, “If you love me you would…”  Obviously your wants, expectations, and felt needs are the most important in the relationship.  Be sure to let your spouse know that whenever your emotional needs aren’t met they have not simply fallen short of your hopes, but have declared that they do not love you at all as a person.

6. NEVER FORGIVE

You have to hold onto grudges.  Make them beg to be forgiven, but in order to maintain control in the relationship and keep those bitter feelings and angry thoughts, ensure that you treasure unforgiveness in your heart.  If your spouse apologizes, assume that the apology was not from the heart. Besides, you certainly don’t want to extend the grace you want from your spouse back to your spouse; that would simply be unreasonable.

7. NEVER APOLOGIZE

Remember, you have no need of saying, “I’m sorry” since anything that could be perceived as being your fault was somehow ultimately your spouse’s fault.  Sure, you demand your spouse apologize, but since you are God’s gift to your spouse, you must never humble yourself with an apology of your own.  There is nothing like a double-standard to help destroy your marriage and maintain your justified sense of self-righteousness.

 

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