Can We Repair A Toxic Relationship?

Written By Alla Levin
February 28, 2020
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Fixing a Toxic Relationship

The most difficult aspect of a relationship is knowing when to cut your losses. Sometimes, we can see someone go through such a tough time that we would know instinctively if we were going through that, we wouldn’t stick around.

When it comes to something like a toxic relationship there are numerous factors at play.

If your relationship is turned toxic and you want to fix it, is this possible and if so what can you do to fix it?

Talk

One of the pinnacles of quality time as a couple is having that opportunity to communicate. Learning to engage in meaningful conversations with your partner gives you both the opportunity to talk about the things that scare you.

If you’re not ready to be open and honest you won’t be able to get over the speed bumps. You’ve got to learn how to open up so you can communicate what you’re feeling.

Sometimes it can help in a more professional environment, such as couples rehab or therapy.

You have to remember that talking can be very uncomfortable, especially when you are bringing deep-rooted thoughts and feelings to the surface, but it’s essential for you both to understand how the relationship is right now.

Taking A Break Can Help

You don’t need to break up but taking the opportunity to stay away from each other and not have contact for a couple of weeks can be difficult, especially if you are married or you live together, but one of the most important things in taking a break is that it gives you the opportunity to spend time with yourself.

It’s giving you that physical and emotional space to reflect on the relationship.

You can start to evaluate when things started becoming toxic. It could give you the opportunity to see how you are at fault.

The great thing about spending time away is that it allows you both the opportunity to miss each other.

When a relationship is toxic it doesn’t always mean that the couple misses each other. This can be a very telling sign.

Give It Time Fixing a Toxic Relationship Give It Time Fixing a Toxic Relationship 

Your relationship didn’t turn toxic overnight and you may feel that you need to get back on track quickly or run the risk of losing the relationship forever.

It may have taken months or years for this relationship to go downhill, so you have to remember that it will take a long time to get back on track.

We have to remember that when fixing any bad habit that we’ve got to be prepared for the long haul.

Relationships are always hard work but we also have to remember that these things take time.

When bad habits turn into good ones this will make the effort worthwhile.

Ultimately, you have to make the effort for the sake of both of you and if you aren’t prepared to do this, it’s time to walk away.

Repairing a toxic relationship is possible but it all depends on the level of toxicity.

The most important thing to remember is that you have to be prepared to give it everything. 

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