Pause the convo and make sure you’re understanding each other correctly. Clarify misunderstandings before they blossom into something bigger. I’ve written before about how much it’s helped Nick and me to announce our bad moods they cause a problem. Nick always says his ideal day would include 18 hours of snuggling. Relationships become such a focal point of our lives that it’s very easy to blame them for everything that goes wrong.
It can be just as powerful to pause in the middle of an escalating conflict and say, “You know what? I’m sorry.” Get to know yourself well enough that you recognize when you’re projecting emotions onto your partner, and then admit to it, and apologize, and try a little harder not to do it in the future. It’s a worthy goal, and while we never reach it, we always make time for at least 20 minutes of quality cuddle time. Can a bad relationship rob joy from other parts of your life? But is your relationship always to blame for every problem in your life? I used to blame my relationship for all kinds of things, just because it was there, and it was an easy out.
And in my 7 year relationship (we lived together, btw) i gave everything, put him first ALWAYS (and he had a lot of problems, and i was the one helping him through and holding his hands) and just now, after he is no more in my life, i see how sad i was a lot of times in my LTR. And since may, that i ve been single, im feeling SO MUCH better. They say falling in love is the best thing and i should be doing it, no matter its too soon. Cause i DO know what falling in love is, and wht giving your life for other person is, and what another person meanining everything to you and taking up your whole life is. Why does people dont get when someone does not wanna get involved in a serious relationship??
Using this Reddit thread about why people who've been together for 20 years or more decide to call it quits, and a few other well-researched sources, I've compiled a list of reasons why some long-term relationships fizzle instead of sizzle (tm, me).
Now empty nest for 10 years and we get closer every year.
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