More so than a traumatic relationship experience, It’s the buildup of everyday problems and differences that slowly drains the life out of relationships. What can you do if your relationship is in trouble? You can start by developing the habits for relationship success.
In a series of landmark studies, researchers have identified exactly what people who succeed in intimate relationships do differently than those who fail. One of the most important differences involves how people react when they feel upset. All partners in long term relationships feel upset with each other at various times.
Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.
Evidence suggests that some people know how to handle such moments in ways that cultivate respectfulness and receptivity in their partners. Others react in ways that make it almost impossible for their partners to genuinely care. Studies suggest that the ability to react effectively when feeling upset is not optional – It’s a must for anyone who hopes to have a satisfying intimate relationship.
You can learn the skills to calm yourself down, gain clarity around your frustrations and feelings, and engage your partner in ways that increase the likelihood you two can meet in the middle on any topic…even the ones you continue to disagree about! Let’s work collaboratively so you can experience greater satisfaction in your most important relationships and break the cycle of negative interactions that continue to hold you back!