15 Ways Successful Couples Recover From A Fight… #9 Is Essential.
Every couple fights. It’s unrealistic to go into a relationship with the assumption disagreements and arguments will never arise. Love may be what brings two people together but it takes more than that to maintain the partnership.
When things like finances, careers, family, and even conflicting schedules get in the way it’s easy to fall into a rut. Rather than addressing concerns they may have about each other or how life is not turning out as planned, men and women bicker, nag, and fight with one another. Instead of resolving anything, things begin to deteriorate until you can’t recognize the love you once had for each other.
It’s never to late to repair a relationship and reignite the love and romance you once enjoyed together. Follow these 15 steps for a healthy, loving relationship to help you get through the tough times. Most people forget to follow #4.
#1. Give yourselves permission to be vulnerable with each other again.
Stop what you are doing and hug each other. Hold that special man by cupping his face, hand or arm. Being willing to show physical emotion will allow both of you to let your guard down.
#2. Stop playing the blame game and take responsibility for 50% of the fights.
It takes two to have a fight. Your argument may be legitimate but so is your partner's.
#3. Before you lash out, insult or swear, just shut up!
Fight like a grown-up. No amount of anger or frustration justifies demeaning or denigrating another human being. It's worse when the person you are lashing out at is supposed to be your other half, your lover.
#4. Leave the past in the past. Your partner made mistakes long ago but you either forgive or move on.
You will never be able to change the past regardless of how much you cry or scream. If your partner is sorry and trying to make amends for past mistakes what more do you want?
#5. Put your ego and pride aside.
Sometimes it's better to walk away than act like a total jerk during an argument. Just because your partner is crying and unconsolable it does not mean you are winning, it means you are not willing to budge and compromise.
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