It can be so sad when it feels like your romantic relationship isn’t working out. Let’s face it: relationships are tough! It isn’t easy to always get along with the man or woman you love. But “the end” doesn’t have to be the answer. Try these 5 tips for fixing a broken relationship and see just how well your romantic relationship improves. You may be surprised at how quickly thing improve when you make a conscious effort to repair your broken bond.
Every Relationship Needs Good Communication. This may sound kind of simple and we bet you are nodding your head right now. But do you know what it takes to have good communication skills? A delicate balance of both listening and talking. Taking the time to tell your romantic partner just how you are feeling and what is going on in your life. Then also spending just as much time listening to their reaction to what you have said – or listening to them tell you how they feel or what is going on in their life.
Communication experts have been known to say that “listening is not simply waiting for your turn to talk.” That probably makes you smile because you realize that’s what some people do. Give your partner your full attention when you listen to them.
Embark on Self Improvement. If your ex has complained about your bad habits or lack of motivation, now is a good time to show them you care enough to try and change. Simply taking the initiative to improve in these areas could easily attract your ex right back into your arms. When people offer you advice it makes them feel good when you respond positively to it. Even if you have trouble breaking bad habits your partner will appreciate the effort.
Try Walking a Mile in Their Shoes. This is a very old saying about understanding and compassion. Both of these traits are critical to having a good relationship with anyone – not just a romantic relationship. If your ex boyfriend or girlfriend is angry with you for something they say you have done – stop for a moment, control your defensiveness, and try to see things from their point of view.
Could you – in their perspective – have done something? Look from their point of view. Can you begin to understand why they are unhappy? This is not to excuse them for treating you poorly or getting angry at your for no reason. Use this exercise to help you understand that your ex deserves your compassion and understanding. They say you really do understand someone after you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.
Treat Yourself to a Makeover. One of the best things you can do to improve your relationship with your ex is to increase your confidence. Suffering through a broken relation can have an adverse effect on you self confidence. You can become full of anxiety, start to doubt yourself, and start to focus too much on the “worst case scenario”. You can boost your self esteem with a trip to the mall or the salon for an instant makeover. Sometimes spending a little money on yourself can turn back those negative thoughts. And turning a few heads in the process will make you feel even better!
Try Apologizing. Some of you may be scratching your heads at this one – especially if you think the other person is in the wrong. But taking the first step of apologizing can help a broken relationship heal. It doesn’t have to mean that you are wrong and they are right – it simply means that you are sorry things have ended up this way.
If you want your ex back and for things to change it is important to meet them halfway. Your apology and heartfelt intentions to work things out can go a long way. If you apologize – chances are that they will apologize to. This can be an excellent start to working together to improve your relationship.