Life is all about highs and lows. Some days, we feel like we’re riding on the crest of a wave, and at other times we don’t even want to get out of bed in the morning.
The relationships we have with others contribute to these extremes more than anything else, and often, you have to experience the tough times to be grateful and appreciate the happy times. If you’re going through difficulties in your relationship here are some tips to help you survive the lows.
Sometimes, we expect our friends and partners to be mind-readers. We assume that they know that we’re unhappy or upset when they really have no idea.
If you are finding your relationship a challenge, or are there certain issues that are getting you down or troubling you, be honest with your partner. Speak openly, and let them know what’s on your mind.
Communication is critical, and if you’re honest and truthful, this will eliminate the need for guesswork. If your partner has been doing something that has been annoying you, and they’ve had no idea why you’ve been irritable or angry, having a frank conversation could make all the difference.
Support each other
Relationships are about partnerships, but each person is an individual. A couple can be on very different paths, encountering various challenges along the way. If your partner opens up to you about a specific problem they’re having, or if they’re struggling with their health or well-being, always be supportive.
Offer them a shoulder to cry on, really listen o what they are saying and try to help as best you can. You might not be able to provide a solution or fix an issue, but there may be ways you can make a positive difference. If you are helping your partner through a difficult time, it’s also crucial to look after yourself as well.
When you love somebody, there will always be a few hurdles in the road, those obstacles can take their toll on both parties. It may help to talk to a trusted friend or a family member about how you feel and consider taking advantage of partner support counseling which will enable you to better understand what your partner is going through.
Take your time and resist pressure
There’s a huge amount of pressure on all of us today. Societal norms and social media dictate that we need to have perfect relationships and reach milestones by a set age.
The truth is that every relationship is unique, and even the most harmonious looking setup might be deceptive. If your relationship has hit the rocks, take your time to decide what to do and resist external pressures. Bringing other scenarios into the mix is not a good idea.
Some relationships are worth fighting for but don’t stay with your partner because you’re worried about not being married by a certain age or due to the pressure of pleasing others. Focus on your happiness and wellbeing and don’t feel that you have to rush into making life-changing decisions by settling with someone who you’re not overly compatible with.
Relationships aren’t always easy, and you have to endure the rainy days to appreciate the sunshine. Implementing these tips into your daily regime with your partner will keep you happy and connected to one another for many years to come.
Susan McCord The Dear Sybersue Advice Show