Relationships have rough patches all the time. There is no relationship that is 100 percent happy 100 percent of the time. Those who tell you different are not living in the real world. However, it’s important to work out how to get through these patches. You want to nip them in the bud as soon as possible, so they do not become major issues. Here are six ways of handling a rough patch in your relationship.
Listen and Talk to Each Other
Discuss the problem at hand. You need to get your feelings forward, and then listen to his feelings. This is the only way you can find out the deep issues, and then you can work on fixing them. Avoid shouting or arguing. You’re not going to listen to each other then. Focus on letting one person talk at a time, and block out a few hours to get everything forward.
Start Doing Things Together
Depending on the reason for a rough patch, spending more time together could really help you. It’s time to start going things together again. You could go out on dates, or just have a movie night in the house. You could even cook together or take a dance class together. When you spend more time with each other, you’ll remember the reasons you are together.
Take Up a New Hobby Together
That rough patch could actually be due to doing the same thing over and over again. It’s time to pick up a new hobby together. Get creative with these ideas, and focus on doing something new and interesting. You don’t need a big budget for this. It could be taking a cooking class as a one off, or you may decide to start doing re-enactments together. There are all sorts of ideas when you get searching.
Spend Some Time Apart
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As well as spending time together, you sometimes need a break from each other. This is especially the case if you spend every waking moment together. It’s time to meet up with your friends, and do your own hobbies that the other one hates. You will spend some quality time looking after yourself, and that helps to heal relationships. It helps you feel happier within yourself.
Compromise on the Changes
Changes will need to be made. This is especially the case if you want to avoid this same rough patch months later! You need to come up with solutions to the problem, and then implement those solutions. You won’t agree on everything, so agree to compromise on the changes that need to be made. You’ll soon find working together is a breeze.
Get a Professional Involved
Some issues do run deep. This is especially the case if you can’t compromise on change or find a solution. It’s time to get a professional involved before you think about breaking up. This involves talking to someone who is qualified to understand your feelings, and offer ways to help you come back together.
A rough patch doesn’t need to bring an end to your relationship. There is a saying that couples that deal with rough patches become stronger together. Don’t you want that to happen? Start talking and listening to each other and find a way to make things work.
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