A failing relationship, friendship or lover, where it feels like I’m the only one trying – I try harder to be vulnerable, to connect once again, to communicate how I value our relationship.
In the end, the relationship ends anyway, and I’m overinvested, exhausted, resentful, and humiliated.
For some people who have grown up around this kind of behavior it can almost seem normal or OK. Many of us learn from watching and imitating the people close to us.
Or worse, I run on, injured, and inevitably get worse, and take even longer to recover.
Open, honest and safe communication is a fundamental part of a healthy relationship.
The first step to building a relationship is making sure you both understand each other’s needs and expectations—being on the same page is very important. The following tips can help you and your partner create and maintain a healthy relationship: Creating boundaries is a good way to keep your relationship healthy and secure.
Everyone’s made mistakes, and I’d encourage you to share about the big pieces of your life that have made you who you are today. Seriously though, don’t keep a relationship going just for the heck of it.
The best thing you can do is be transparent about how you’re feeling.