5 Ways To Fix A Struggling Relationship
If your relationship has hit the skids but you’re not ready to throw in the towel, getting it back on track might not take as much effort as you’d think.
By JL Scott
#2. OPEN YOUR YAP
Unsurprisingly, the number one way to prevent a breakdown is to communicate, says Baher. “After the honeymoon period of a relationship, you’re going to disagree. Lowering your expectations and being prepared for bumps in the road will make it easier to talk about what’s bugging you, instead of brushing it under the rug.”
#3. STOP INSISTING YOU GET YOUR WAY
You don’t want to go to her best friend’s birthday brunch — who can blame you? — and she’s not that psyched about spending Sunday at the bar watching football. While it’s fine to have separate interests, it’s equally important to let each other know how much you want each other at one of “your” things. “People sometimes act out behaviorally when they feel they can’t tell their partner what they want,” explains Baher.
So if you want her to be present at something, tell her. And insist she does the same for you. Just realize that it’s a give and take, so if you bail, don’t get your undies in a wad when she follows your lead.