Four Tips to Fixing a Bumpy Relationship

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Are you looking for ways to fix your rocky relationship? If you thought you did everything to fix the relationship and it still failed, you need to consider a new point of view. Forget what you thought was right or wrong. Here are four suggestions that may help you win back that relationship.

Tip 1 - Step Back and Get a New Perspective

When you see the relationship heading into a nosedive, don't panic. Take a step back and look at your problem from a different point of view. If you go into fix it mode immediately, you may be working too hard to treat the symptoms while completely avoiding the cause. Get an unbiased opinion about the situation. A mutual third party may give you insight that you've been unable to see. You may have lost focus of the problems because you're too close to the situation.

Tip 2 - Clear Your Head and Pull Yourself Together

You can't properly function if your mind is in a state of disarray. Get away from the situation and get into a better state of mind. You won't be able to effectively approach any problems if you are an emotional mess. Take some time away to calm yourself.

Allow your mind to relax and open itself up to rationality. Go for a long run, take a long bath, and go to your yoga class. Whatever relaxes you, you should do it. You can't approach a problem with reason when you can't see clearly. Clear your head; then approach the situation again.

Tip 3 - Get Your Emotions under Control

No man wants to deal with an emotional train wreck. When you scream, he tunes you out and eventually avoids the situation completely. When you were a child, you used your emotions to communicate the severity of your feelings. Now that you are an adult, you must approach situations like an adult. Emotional breakdowns are immature ways of dealing with mature situations. You will defeat your purpose if you approach it with raw emotion. Take the emotion out of the picture and put a level of maturity and understanding in. Once you get past your emotions, you may see that the problem isn't as severe as you played it up to be.

Tip 4 - Deal with the Present

You can't fix your problems remembering how happy you were in the past. You won't forget your problems while you're longing for what could happen in the future. Live in the present and address your problems so they don't forge themselves into your future.

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This article was published on 2010/03/29
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