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How Are Assumptions Hurting Your Relationship?

couple-disagreeGimme a “C” and what’s that stand for? “Communication”! Straight Talk 4 Women reminds us that bad assumptions can knock your love life for a loop – and you’d never see them coming. On a related note, bad assumptions are usually related to cognitive biases. They’re little booby traps in thinking that many of us have – little bugs in the brain’s natural programming. Many of the cognitive biases can hurt a relationship, too. “Confirmation bias” is present when we go around saying “all men are jerks” or “all women cheat”. “Hindsight bias” can make you feel like you must have been dumb not to have seen the breakup coming. “Framing” comes into play when we say things like “I must lose weight before I date” – neglecting that some dates just may not care if you’re a little chubby.

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