Advice When Your Relationship Breaks Down
It’s a fearful time of apprehension mainly because you no longer know for certain where your future is going.
All the plans up until now have all been put on hold at best and deciding what to do next to fix things and get your life back on track is difficult.
Just what are the options?
Are there ways of turning things round?
Today we are faced with so many things coming at us from so many directions. With all these stresses in life it’s tough to keep our relationships strong, and if you want to save your relationship , just finding the time to work on it can be a challenge.
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Here are 3 things you can start doing today to keep your relationship strong, or pull it back from the brink. It’s not so much about how much time you spend together, it’s more about the quality of time that the two of you spend together. Keep that in mind when going over the list:
- Figure out what activities that the two of you like to do as a couple. It doesn’t matter if it’s a round of golf or a trip to the local movie theater.
As long as you can share an experience that is enjoyable, for both of you. When it’s your time, make arrangements for the kids to spend the night at grandma’s, turn off the cell phones and Blackberries, take the phone off the hook, and turn off the t.v. This is about connecting with each other, not just co-existing in the same place at the same time.
This is so important for two reasons. One, it will allow you time to relax and unwind from the stresses of life. That will help each of you individually and also will allow both of you to bring more to the relationship since you’ll be more relaxed and at ease. And two, it gives the two of you precious memories that you can relive from time to time with each other.
It’s fun to have shared experiences where you can say ‘remember when we did…’? That creates a deeper bond between the two of you.
- So many couples only talk about mundane daily things like asking your spouse if they had a good day, or if they picked up milk on the way home. Try to make time each week to really talk.
Don’t turn it into a complaining time, just talk. Tell your partner about your dreams, relive some fun past times, etc. Make it a positive time. Really be willing to talk, and listen, and let each other into your minds a little bit.
- Try to always remind yourself what it was that first attracted you to your partner. Was it their laugh, their offbeat sense of humor, their goofy expressions? Whatever it was don’t let yourself forget that. And while you’re reminding yourself, make sure to let them know too. If you fell in love with their laugh, tell them, often, that you love the way they laugh.
So much of that positive reinforcement seems to go out the window the longer the relationship goes on. And that’s a shame.
Everyone wants to feel loved and appreciated, don’t ever let your partner feel like you don’t find that thing you fell in love with attractive anymore.
A loving relationship is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Many people will tell you that relationships are ‘hard’ and that they ‘take a lot of work’. I don’t agree.
I believe that if you are with the right person, if you’re both mature adults who really want to make the relationship work, and if you know what to look out for, your relationship can be very easy.
Just use this advice on love to fix your relationship as a starting point.
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