LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- There's no good reason in the world to hang onto these bad habits, they aren't helping your marriage at all. Here are five habits to break today from Reader's Digest.

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1. Nagging, nagging, nagging - We know about the squeaky wheel, but complaining loud and long gets you only short-term gains and builds up powerful discontent on your spouse's side.

2. Blaming, criticizing, and name-calling - These tactics belittle the person you promised to love, honor, and cherish and don't address the responsibility you both share for your marital happiness.

3. Peacekeeping and passiveness - A 'whatever you say, Dear' attitude may keep your home quieter but leaves you in the martyr's role. You'll end up angry, defensive, and a drudge.

4. Stonewalling - Another stall maneuver, stonewalling stops arguments and constructive discussions cold. Not much can happen when one spouse just won't talk about it.

5. Making big decisions alone - If you're making major decisions about your money, your time, your kids, and your family life along, you're acting without accountability and cutting off the possibility of joint decision-making.

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