1. Better Communication
Ask your partner relevant questions, listen to their response, then offer your opinion. Don’t irritate you partner right after they walk in the house from a particularly long workday. Ask questions that are important to your partner. Once you’ve listened to what they have to say, offer your side of the story. Stay away from heavy conversations in stressful days, and especially in the heat of emotion.
2. Forgive each other
Detach yourself from bitterness, anger, and animosity. Don’t let the negative emotions keep you from true forgiveness. Remind yourself every time that there is no need to drag the past into the future. Be aware that forgiveness is a process, not a result! In order to achieve true forgiveness, you should do small, daily acts that are reflective of your intent to forgive and forget.
3. Admit you are wrong
Relationships cannot survive only on love. The foundation of all great and long lasting relationships is trust. If you break trust with your partner, the relationship suffers. If you done wrong, in order to rebuild the trust you have to repair the hurt you brought upon your partner. You should take responsibility for you actions without excuses and you should agree to work on changing that behaviour that caused you problems.
4. Focus on the needs of your partner that you previously neglected
Focusing on your partner’s needs with will send a message that they matter. Don’t take your partner for granted! If you want to save a failing relationship that you cherish, then you need to focus on the needs of your partner. It cannot be about you all the time.
5. Agree to a plan together
If you don’t want to lose the relationship, it’s important that you are both committed to trying to solve the issues. You need to look together at what has not been working and make a plan as to how you are going to stop that happening. Set aside time for working on the issue, and work on it together.
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