Overcoming the Rough Patch
There is no perfect couple and every relationship has its ups and downs. How you both deal with the peaks and valleys will go a long way in determining the success or failure of the relationship.
How do you overcome the rough patch? If you understand one another and you are willing to work through it the best you both can, your relationship will continue to grow. The quote "It's not what happens, It's how you deal with it" has always been part of defining a couples character.
- Communication is key to all relationships, whether single or married.
Communication lays the foundation for the rest of the partnership. It may start slow and take time to develop first. At times, very few words are spoken. However, laying the groundwork is critical to a successful relationship.
Honesty is paramount in getting through the tough times. You must put it all on the table and be completely open with your partner. Without it the relationship is destined to fail.
- It's also important to recognize and accepts your partners shortcomings.
Recognize that none of us is perfect. Even if it seems at the beginning of a relationship that your significant other is, the rose colored glasses will eventually fade. That is when the real work of a relationship begins. As each of you accepts, understands and deals with the others "flaws" the growth as a couple will begin.
- Finally, there has to be some give and take.
It's a two way street throughout life. After the glow and newness of one another wears off people realize they are going to have to discuss their problems and issues. The more you work together and deal with any issue life throws your way the stronger and better you get at it. Being with someone who supports and understands life has ups and downs and surviving the rough patches are what makes us who we are is a huge blessing.
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