7 Mistakes Highly Independent People Make in Relationships

November 3, 2023

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Written By - Ravi Shankar (GoodMindKeeping)

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Being in a relationship can be a wonderful thing, especially when it feels like you've met your soulmate.

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From making decisions by themselves to being inconsiderate, here are 7 mistakes that highly independent people make in their relationships. 

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1. They forget to make joint decisions 

The type of joint decisions you should make all depend on how long you've been dating and the dynamics of your relationship. 

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2. They insist on having things their way

Highly independent people don't always like to compromise and that can lead to a lot of tension and conflicts.

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3. They are not used to asking for help

A healthy relationship is about trust, teamwork and being there for one another.

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4. They expect their partner to be just as independent

Highly Independent people expect everyone to be as independent as they are - their friends, family and romantic partners.

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5. They tend to hide their emotions

Sharing your thoughts, feelings and fears can strengthen your bond.

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6. They don't include their partner in their activities 

Highly independent people tend to prioritize their personal pursuits at the expense of quality time with their partners.

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7. They can be inconsiderate

If you're a highly independent person in a relationship, remember that your partner has their own feelings and needs. 

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If you're a highly independent person who wants to make your relationship work out, the key is to find balance between independence and togetherness.