If you’ve been in a long-term relationship and are going through a rough patch, you’d obviously feel very heartbroken and everything you both had feels like it’s just falling apart. If you still believe that you can repair these cracks and mend the relationship, read on!
1) Assess the reasons you’re together
What made you attracted to them in the first place? What’s one quality about them that you love? Do they still have it? Are they the same person they were when you first met? Think about these questions very hard and try to list down reasons you wouldn’t be able to live without their company. Similarly, ask your partner to list down things they like and dislike about you so you can also undergo some self-improvement. Communication is key!
2) Forgive each other
When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power. So don’t hesitate to wholeheartedly forgive someone even though you’re very cross with them. If they’re extremely apologetic for what they’ve done, have a big heart and accept their apology. After all, they were always there for you during your hardest times.
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3) Set boundaries
Once you’ve forgiven them, make sure you set boundaries for the same so they’re not broken again. If both partners are respectable of each other’s actions, they can make it work. Maintaining a relationship within comfortable bounds avoids arguments, explosions, and setbacks. Make sure you don’t overdo it and set unrealistic boundaries for the same.
4) Focus on their happiness
Even though it sounds like a lot of work, putting someone’s happiness first is a selfless act that can promise a steady relationship. Once they see the hard work and determination you go through just to see them happy, they will automatically do the same for you. Relationships are a two-way street!
5) Relive memories
Taking a trip down memory lane works wonders! Both of you will get nostalgic about the same things and this will only strengthen the bond between you both. Once you have sorted your differences, you could either go through old pictures together or visit places that you both have had distinct memories in.
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