Whether it happens suddenly or sneaks up on you more slowly, it can be painful to wake up one day and realize that your relationship is failing. You and your partner don’t talk or do things together anymore, and it seems like when you do talk it is about your problems or it always winds up turning into an argument.
The spark and excitement that you used to feel for each other is gone. You can’t remember the last time the two of you shared a good laugh.
There are many signs and signals that point to a dying relationship and when you start seeing them in your own relationship it can be a scary thing. The important thing that you need to keep in mind is that most relationships can be saved if you know what to do and are willing to work on them. Here are some tips on how to save a dying relationship to help you start getting things back on track before it is too late.
Talk to Your Partner
It is important to get things out in the open with your partner and let them know how you are feeling. Sit down with them and talk about your concerns that your relationship isn’t going as well as it should be. There is a good chance that your partner is feeling the same way and talking about it together can help you to come up with a plan for how you can work on your relationship together.
If your partner doesn’t seem to think there is a problem or doesn’t seem inclined to work on things it’s ok. There are still steps you can take on your own to start saving your relationship even if your partner is not fully on board.
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Bring Back the Fun
When the two of you started dating and fell in love it was because you had fun together and enjoyed each other’s company. Over time things can change especially if you start living together, have kids or any number of other major life changes.
The day to day problems of life can take over and your relationship gets put on the back burner. Before you know it all that you and your partner talk about are things like money troubles, problems with the kids, work issues or other issues that affect you both.
It is important to try to bring some fun back into your relationship for both of you. Having fun together is a great way to remember why you fell in love in the first place.
Try to think back to the early times of your relationship and the things you used to do together. Make it a priority in your life to start doing some of those things again. Set aside time at least one day a week that is just for the two of you and don’t cancel it for anything. Get a babysitter if you need to, put aside work or other activities and really commit to spending this time together doing something you enjoy.
Do Something Nice
Sit down and brainstorm a list of ways you could make your partner’s life easier or nice things you could do for them to let them know you care. It can be anything doing the dishes if you normally don’t, making a special dinner, getting them tickets to the big game, buying them a day at the spa. Use your imagination and come up with some ideas of things they would absolutely love and that would be special to them.
Then, start doing them. The thing is, once you start doing nice things for your partner it can really help them to begin appreciating you more. At the same time it can inspire them to do nice things for you so it is a win-win situation.
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