Learning To Support One Another During Rough Times
When we enter into a relationship with someone, we enter into a contract where we are supposed to support each other through good times and bad. While none of us ever want to have rough patches in our loves lives they are going to happen. While some people may not want to stick it out, there is always the chance the relationship will rebound and became what you loved about it again. For this reason it is important to support the significant one in your life, even when the relationship has gone south.
Talking is the key to any good relationship in life. In all honesty it doesn't matter whether it is your parents, boss, or in this case love. Communication can never stop between two people. By keeping the lines of communication open with one another you are showing that you still care for one another and the love is still there.
Rekindle With Memories
If the present is not a good place for the two of you, look to the past. Good memories are a way for the two of you to remember what made the relationship so special to both of you. In particular think of things that made you laugh or made you fall in love with each other. As long as the memories are good ones it is important to keep bringing them up and talking about them.
Understand Their Feelings
One of the most important aspects of supporting a loved one during a rough part of the relationship is just understanding where they are coming from. Try to truly understand what they are feeling at any given time and more importantly why they feel that way. Do not discount their feelings as silly or wrong. The more you understand each other's feelings the sooner the relationship can get back onto track.
Seek Professional Help
There are times in a relationship that we are no longer capable of supporting each other. The drift may have become too large for either person to make it on their own. In this case the best way of supporting one another is bringing in a mediator or professional therapy. This individual may be able to see what has caused the rift in the relationship where neither of you have been able to. With professional help it may be possible to come back together.
The most important thing to remember is not to give up on the other person or the relationship until all avenues of help have been exhausted. Every relationship is going to have its rough patches and by supporting one another it is possible to get past them and return to a healthy and happy relationship.