July 8, 2022

What to do When Your Relationship is On the Rocks

by Psych Times Staff

All relationships go through ups and downs it is part of their natural cycle. But, occasionally there may come a time when your relationship feels like it is experiencing more or longer lows than highs. If this is the case then read on to consider some of the things you may be able to do when you feel your relationship is on the rocks. 

Show your love

When your relationship feels as though it is in trouble it may be hard to show how much you love your partner. You may be naturally pulling away or becoming disconnected which will only serve to make matters worse between you. Instead, make the effort to show your partner that you still love and care for them, even during the hard times. Be generous with compliments and affections so that they feel loved and valued. Hopefully, this will inspire the same behavior from them toward you and you will both feel a little more appreciated. 

Listen to each other and communicate

A common complaint between couples is that they often do not feel heard. If you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship then listen to what your partner has to say about it and truly take it on board. It is important that you then act upon what you have heard and do not disregard it as this will only heighten the issue. 

Closely linked with failure to listen is failure to communicate. Couples often suffer as a result of a breakdown in communication. To avoid this happening between you you may have to push yourself out of your comfort zone and talk about how you are feeling and how things are affecting your relationship. Many people find this a difficult thing to do but ultimately it could be what saves your relationship. Communication is one of the best tools you have in your arsenal to help keep your relationship healthy so be sure not to overlook it. 

Make time for one another 

Chances are both you and your partner live very busy lives. You have jobs, maybe children, families, and friends. Not to mention you probably spend too much time talking to other people on social media. It can be all too easy for the quality time you spend with your partner to get pushed to the back of the queue. However, spending time together is one of the most important factors to helping keep a relationship alive and strong. It will be harder to feel connected with your partner if you are not dedicating ample amounts of time to each other. Make the effort to spend some quality one on one time together, it may just be for lunch or a stay-at-home date or even to just sit and enjoy a film together, at least you are together.

Accept when it is time to admit defeat

Sadly there will be some relationships that just do not stand the test of time and as hard as it may be to accept this if the writing is on the wall then acceptance is the best thing you can do for you, your partner, and all of those around you. If you think your relationship is damaged beyond repair then take the necessary steps to make the transition between you as smooth as possible, consider hiring a divorce lawyer where necessary, the implications for any children and assets, and how best you can take care of yourself in the next phase of your life. 


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