01/05/2015 01:47 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Is Your Relationship Unhealthy? 2 Questions To Ask

In his “Tip of the Day,” Dr. Phil explains that we need to constantly reassess if our relationship as a couple is working. How do you do that? “I think two really good yardsticks are the following,” he explains. “Number one: Ask yourself, 'What is the cost of being in this relationship?' If the cost is that you have to stop being who you are in order to be half of a couple, that’s not a good trade. And secondly, you have to ask yourself: 'Am I investing more than I can afford to lose? Is my self-esteem, my self-worth, on the line here, in the control of another person?'”

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