This post was most recently updated on December 13th, 2020
Yesterday, I was surfing online about relationship issues and problems. I searched for topics for my next article, and I saw many questions in there.
The majority of the people asked a similar question, i.e., “How to save my failing relationship”?
It felt sad to see that a lot of people weren’t happy with their relationships.
Firstly, a relationship that was meant to be perfect starts failing unexpectedly. Couples get confused and couldn’t figure out what to do next.
Secondly, the confusion turns into hatred, and then it leads to the breakup. And, breaking up with your partner isn’t a good thing to follow.
So, I decided to write about it and help people fix their failing relationship problems.
There is so much energy in love that it has completely changed a lot of people’s life. I believe you should give another chance to your relationship and shouldn’t let it sink.
So, here are the 11 best ways for you to save your sinking relationship.
Figure out the main issue
The first thing you have to do is figure out the leading cause of your problem.
Why do you think your relationship started failing? There must be something because of which you two got separated.
It might be your mistake or theirs. Figure that out first, and then it will be easier for you to patch things up.
Nobody is perfect in this world. The mistake happens, and they occur from everyone.
If you want to save your relationship from failing, you should admit that mistakes have been made, and you guys have to work together to solve them.
Nowadays, a lack of adequate communication is usually the main reason for most of the current issues in a relationship.
During the initial phase of your relationship, you used to talk for hours on the phone.
You would tell them to cut the call first, and they would say the same to you. Both of you wouldn’t want to cut the call, and eventually, you talked for another hour.
That happened to you, didn’t it? It usually happens to everyone in a relationship during their initial days.
But, after some time, things get changed. They don’t go as they were planned.
Your relationship is failing because you aren’t having proper communication like you used to do before.
If you aren’t communicating with each other, then you aren’t sharing enough with each other.
Start having proper communication, and sooner, you will get closer than before.
Give your 100% to save your failing relationship
If you know that your relationship is failing, then you are already one step ahead of the problem.
Most of the people can’t even see that their relationship is failing.
Consequently, it fails, and they keep wondering why that happened.
You already know it’s failing and knowing beforehand is a good thing.
You still have time to make things right.
We are going to talk step by step in this article on how you can save your struggling relationship.
So I want you to make sure that you give 100% of your effort to save your relationship on the verge of breaking off.
Let’s start, shall we?
Be honest with each other
Are you entirely honest with each other? If you can’t be honest with each other, I’m afraid your failing relationship cannot be saved.
If you are having any personal problems, family issues, or anything else, you should tell that to your partner honestly.
Don’t break trust, don’t keep secrets, talk through doubts, and be faithful to each other.
Let go of your ego
It makes you angry when they made a mistake, and they don’t admit it.
Similarly, they also lose their mind when you have made a mistake, and you don’t agree to admit it.
This thing is called “Ego,” and ego in a relationship is a dangerous thing.
Now, you tell me, “Is this ego more important than your relationship”?
I don’t think so.
They say, “A true lover would say sorry to their partner, even though the mistake isn’t theirs.”
Because if a simple sorry could solve the issue and save your failing relationship, then why not. Right?
Don’t let the ego come in between your love and ruin everything.
Respect their privacy and personal space
If you have your comfort zone, you shouldn’t forget that they have their personal space.
You cannot limit them within some boundaries if you aren’t limiting yourself within it too.
They have their personal life outside of your relationship. As a matter of fact, you should encourage them to enjoy their own space once in a while. It helps to grow trust in the relationship.
When they don’t get the respect they deserve, they will also stop respecting you.
Eventually, this leads to an awful breakup.
Respecting each other’s personal choices helps to keep the relationship healthy and alive.
Travel and do things together
If both of you are willing to save your relationship from failing, then trust me, no one can separate you.
Plan for a holiday and travel together. Go to the place you guys first met or the place where you proposed to each other.
Do something together that you haven’t done before.
Leave your past behind and enjoy the moment with each other.
You will be together again like before, and you would stop thinking about getting a breakup.
Meanwhile, you will start thinking about giving your relationship another chance to process. Dealing with a breakup is hard, so you should save your relationship while you can.
Engage in affectionate Physical intimacies
Lack of sex in a relationship usually becomes the major reason for a relationship to break down.
A relationship falls apart; partners tend to hate each other when they don’t care about each other’s intimacy needs.
As we all know, sex isn’t just a physical need; it’s an emotional need too.
Suppose you guys are fighting for some basic issue.
Now, because of it, you won’t be sharing the bed together, at least for some days.
If it took time for the issue to get resolved, you wouldn’t be sleeping together till then.
Having no physical intimacy might frustrate your partner, and they might start seeking it with other people too.
When they leave you and be with others, then you can forget about saving your relationship.
So, always keep in mind, affectionate physical intimacy is very important to save your failing relationship.
A healthy relationship is usually built around how much you care about each other. When you are in love, your partner’s happiness becomes more important than anything in this world.
If you genuinely love them, you would try your best to provide them with whatever they need.
So, while fulfilling their needs, you have to compromise on too many things.
Also, compromising shouldn’t be one-sided. When you would compromise for your partner, your partner will learn to compromise for you.
Forgive and Forget
I know, forgiving isn’t that easy when your partner broke your heart. You got hurt so badly, and now they want you to forgive them. It’s not going to be that easy.
But, you know what, if they are genuinely feeling sorry for their bad deeds, you should give them another chance. Assuming they won’t repeat their mistake, forgive them.
It totally depends upon you. If you are willing to save your failing relationship, you should forgive them and forget what they did.
Take full responsibility if it’s your mistake
If it’s you because of whom the relationship is falling apart, then you should take full responsibility for your faults.
Just say that you are sorry, and you will do anything to make things right.
If you broke your partner’s trust in any way, it’s important to take full responsibility for what happened and be understanding of how your behavior hurt your partner.
Trust can never be restored until the person whose trust was broken allows their partner a chance to earn it back.
If you agree that you made a mistake and take full responsibility, chances are your partner will forgive you.
When you love someone, you have to compromise on many things. Compromise is the key to a healthy relationship.
When you feel like your relationship is failing, make sure to communicate more and spend time together. Keep your attitude behind, and be honest with each other.
Learn to forgive their mistakes so that when you make a mistake, they forgive you too.
If your relationship is failing because of geographical separation, then read this article about how to make a long-distance relationship work.
All the best.
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