Relationships, family and marriage are some of the most important aspects in our lives. They can make or break us. When we find ourselves in a situation where things aren’t going well, it’s easy to want to give up on everything. But this is not an option! In this blog post I will be giving you 5 ways to repair your relationships with your friends and family as well as your marriage.
Tip #1: Talk to each other
Talking is one of the most important things you can do in any relationship. It’s how we communicate and build trust with one another. When things start going wrong, talk to your partner about what’s going on. This will help you both understand each other better and work through whatever problem you’re having.
It only takes a few minutes a day to sit and communicate with your lover. Sometimes that all it takes to make them feel like you are paying attnetion to their needs.
Tip #2: Spend time together
Another way to strengthen your relationship is by spending time together. This could be going on a walk, watching a movie or just cuddling up on the couch. The important thing is that you are physically and emotionally close to each other.
When we’re busy with work, school or other activities we sometimes forget the importance of soending time with our partner. But, this is something that should never be taken for granted.
Tip #3: Communicate your feelings
It’s also important to communicate how you’re feeling. This includes both positive and negative emotions. When we bottle our feelings inside it can lead to resentment and misunderstandings.
Talking openly and honestly with your partner is the key to happy relationship. Your partner needs to know what makes you happy and what stresses you out. This way they can help support you in those areas.
Tip #4: Don’t go to bed angry
This is a tip that I’m sure most of us are familiar with, but it’s still worth mentioning. It’s so important not to go to bed angry because you will certainly wake up angry.
When we’re mad at our partner, it’s easy to just want to ignore them and go to bed. This will only lead to more problems down the road. Talk things out and try to resolve the issue before going to bed.
Tip #5: Don’t give up
Finally, don’t give up. If your relationship is important to you then it’s worth fighting for.
If things are not going well in your relationship try these tips and see if they help improve the situation. Don’t just ignore any problems that arise because this will only cause more issues as time goes on.
For some extra advice check out The Relationship Cure
Written by Leading relationship expert and best selling author Dr. John Gottman where he presents a very in depth five-step program for repairing troubled relationships – with spouses, children, friends, and even colleagues.