Rebuilding a broken relationship can be tough, especially when you’re still determining whether the relationship is fixable. But if you know in your heart your relationship is worth saving, here are five ways to rebuild it and start anew
- Honest communication
Honest communication steers off problems before they become giant issues. When something bothers you, bring it up instead of bottling it inside. Letting anger grow only makes it harder to curb later on in the relationship. Jealousy, misunderstandings and ego can lead to many failed romances, so be upfront about your worries instead of hiding them.
- Accept your partner’s faults
No one is perfect, and we often judge our lovers more harshly than anyone else. Your partner is going to make a mistake or hurt your feelings, and it may be difficult to forgive them immediately. However, the only way to stay in love is to know and accept that your partner is not perfect, and forgive them when they are wrong. Don’t forget that you aren’t perfect either.
While responsibility is a two-way street, it’s important that you acknowledge your actions and role in the relationship getting to the state it’s in. Let go of the explanations and excuses. Once you acknowledge your responsibility, you will start to look at the relationship through a whole new lens.
- Embrace change
When you have a broken relationship, keeping everything the same won’t fix it. Change can be scary, so prepare yourself emotionally for this transition by recalling a time that you spent together. Remember that you came out of that experience a wiser and better person.
- Spend time together
This seems obvious, but you have to be together to keep your love alive. Find things that you enjoy doing together and commit to them. A relationship requires work to stay healthy, so don’t neglect your partner and expect to stay in love. If you cannot be together, write each other letters or schedule times to talk on the phone or online.