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Need A Relationship Rescue Plan?

I think most everyone could agree that perfect relationships don’t exist. In all fairness, many couples do get along extremely well. Perfection in a relationship is a myth that we need to get past. Then we have relationships that aren’t even close to being good and are ready to crash. Does that sound familiar? If it does, you may be in need of a relationship rescue.

While we know our relationship will never be perfect, we should still try to have the best one possible. No matter how good it is, it can always be better. Both of you need to understand that being happy together isn’t just going to happen magically. Good relationships take some work and commitment. So if your relationship is on the skids and needs a rescue, you have to be willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen.

I’m going to be honest with you, this will not be easy. It can be a chore to keep a good relationship going. One that’s in deep trouble is even harder. But, as mama used to say, if it’s worth having, it’s worth working for. So take a deep breath, roll up your sleeves, and let’s do this! It might help you to first take a look at things as though you were an outsider looking in. Ask yourself these questions:

· What would you say is going on?

· Which of the things going on are you ‘at fault’ on?

· What could you do to make things better?

· What are the strengths/good things about the relationship?

Write your answers down so you can refer back to them later if you need to. The goal here is to help you see things for what they actually are.

Now that you have an idea of what’s really happening, you need to talk to your partner. This can be hard to do if the two of you aren’t communicating well. Whatever you do, you need to keep a cool head, be rational, honest, and respectful of your partner’s feelings. Present the facts as you feel they are. Many times people will do this and be surprised that their partner feels the same way.

Once you have things out in the open, the two of you can plan your relationship rescue together. There is no ‘hidden formula’ to repair a damaged relationship. Every couple is different and so are the relationship dynamics. If you are at a loss as to what to do, there are many places you can get relationship help. There are books, websites, counseling, and relationship guides everywhere. But nothing will help you if you don’t take action on what you learn.

Whatever plan you agree to, you absolutely must commit to following through. It will take time and some hard work, but it will be worth it. Yes, once you see your relationship rescue plan working it will motivate you to make your relationship even better.


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