All relationships have their up and downs, their peaks and valleys, the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. All this may seem like a cliché, but it is true, so taking time out to read this piece can help you out.
You might be going through a rough patch in your relationship. We understand that things have gotten so bad that even the sight of your partner annoys you and the sound of him chewing his food makes you pretty angry.
Don’t worry. This is nothing more than a tiny bad phase, which can pass if you are willing to put in the effort. Bad phases like this are part of everyone’s lives, and since you have decided to join each other in holy matrimony, you will kind of have to live with it. While relationship advice might not be the most ideal thing when you’re in a place like this, sometimes that is all you need.
Here is some advice to help you get through this rough patch in your marriage.
Connect, Accept and Love
Connection, acceptance and love are all the things you want from a partner in a healthy marriage. During a rough patch in your marriage, you might notice that one or all of these things are doubtful or out of place. This can be bad for the level of intimacy because you draw yourself further away from your partner.
Make connection, acceptance and love the core basis of your interactions with your partner. Be reliable, be honest, be kind and available. Adopting this attitude will help you let go of the negativity you are holding on to and help your partner do the same.
Be Mindful of the Signs
You become angrier and impatient. You become more and more withdrawn from your partner and you just get annoyed with everything. These are all signs of a bad patch in your relationship right now. It’s important to take note of these signs and make a conscious effort to counteract them.
Instead of thinking only about yourself, start thinking more along the lines of the two of you together. Instead of ‘me’ and ‘mine’, think more about using ‘we’ and ‘us’. Stop distancing yourself from your partner. You are in this together and you need to start acting like it. This goes for signs that both of you exhibit.
Take a Look in the Mirror
While your significant other might definitely be a major source of your headaches, instead of focusing entirely on his shortcomings, you need to take a step back and reflect on yourself as well. What is it that you might be doing that reciprocates your partner’s negativity in the rough patch and feeding the cycle?
Self reflection can go a very long way in helping you stay steady and to possibly aid your partner in seeing reason as well.
It’s all about keeping at it and never giving up. While your ego might not let you like being the one to take the initiative to fix things, your partner will notice your effort and then realize his mistake. This will help both of you live a happily married life in the long run.