Simple arguments tend to escalate into ugly fights with accusations, criticism, name-calling, and unnecessary bringing up of past mistakes.
My partner criticizes or belittles my opinions, feelings, or desires.
My partner seems to view my words or actions more negatively than I mean them to be.
When we have a problem to solve, it is like we are on opposite teams.
I hold back from telling my partner what I really think and feel.
I think seriously about what it would be like to date or marry someone else.
I feel lonely in this relationship.
When we argue, one of us withdraws, that is, does not want to talk about it anymore, or leaves the scene.