All is not lost, indeed, as you can certainly repair your relationship provided that you are aware that all relationships are built on love and faith and honor for each other. These are the things you have to work into your relationship as well.
Here are some of the things that you must and should do in your quest to mend your love affair….
Be honest – with yourself and your partner. Understand why you two broke off the relationships in the first place and be honest about it, especially you were the one who messed things up. Own up to your mistakes and resolve that it will never happen again.
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Accept differences, accept responsibilities - Realize that both of you aren’t perfect people— and both have various faults as well. That’s why both parties should accept each other as they are, with their faults and limitations. Remember, it is probably these differences that made the two of you drifted apart.
Be practical – Do not expect miracles to happen. You both need to work on the relationships to make it happen. And realise each other’s shortcomings and work from there to strengthen the relationships. Do expect perfection... you’ll never get it. Think of the things that kicked off your relationship. Be truthful about them. Work at being more loving, faithful, compassionate and caring. Learn to forget and forgive. Mistakes will be done by both of you; you have to realize that.
Communicate – Most couples break up due to lack of communications. Therefore, its pertinent to keep the conversation lines open at all times. You have to be frank with each other when you talk. If there is something haunting you, do make sure to share it with each other. Don’t push anything back—bring it to the fore and discuss it. Any skeletons that you sweep under the already dusty carpet are sure to spring up and haunt you later. It is always better to bring them out when there is still time and talk about it.
However, if talking is simply compounding matters, then it might be a good idea to shut up for a while. Stay away from each other when things get too heated and think about things. When you do that, you aren’t retreating; you are actually behaving like a sensible and respectable person. It also helps because you can clear your mind for a while and get the larger picture in your mind.
Show your feelings - Be grateful for your partner, for what they mean to you, for what they do to you. It is best to live with each other amicably and make the most of the time you have with each other. Support them in everything, and they will reciprocate with their support as well. Share in their joys and sorrows. Praise them on their achievements, whether big or small.
Do things that you like to do together - This is a notable method to save a relationship. A lot of people who have been together for sometime often could not recall why they got together in the first place. Think about the time when you were attracted to your partner the first time. Try to rediscover that attraction.
Some of these methods may seems very petty in order to save your relationship, but they are quite practical and something you could use without worrying about any harm being done.
Get inspired from these simple strategies and you will find how they work for you. With great effort, you will be able to rescue your relationship. When that happens, make sure nothing happens to make it again.