Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. There are many kinds of love, but many people seek its expression in a romantic relationship with a compatible partner (or partners). For many, romantic relationships comprise one of the most meaningful aspects of life, providing a source of deep fulfillment. The need for human connection appears to be innate—but the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child’s earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant’s needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. Failed relationships happen for many reasons, and the failure of a relationship is often a source of great psychological anguish. Most people have to work consciously to master the skills necessary to make relationships endure and flourish.
Advice for relationships issues:
– Schedule dates to talk about your relationship and to have quality time with your partner.
– Be candid about your feelings—the good and the bad.
– Figure out the recurring issues in your relationship. Then, do something about them.
– Don’t expect your partner to be your BFF. Try to be a “team” together and appreciate each other.
– Search for a common interest/hobby/sport you can do together.
– Remember, don’t just say how you feel…show it.
– Don’t be afraid to talk about money.
– Choose to love your partner every day.
– Fight in a productive way. Come to an agreement about the issue that you were fighting about.
– Ask your friends for advice
– Talk with a professional