How to Mend Your Broken Relationship
Do you feel like you are living in a broken relationship? I believe this is a very common feeling. Many of us feel neglected or hurt, even resentful within our marriage. As hopeless as it might feel now, it can change.
Many couples are working hard at taking back their marriage and making it a union of safety and respect, rather than being at constant odds with each other. It takes a lot of work, a lot of patience, a lot of forgiveness, a lot of communication and a willingness to change.
If you’re wondering where to start mending your broken relationship, try using the following tips from our expert and professional speaker, Darcy Keith, who encourages us to fireproof our marriage.
Are Your Relationships Fireproof?
Two week agos, my husband gave me an awesome Valentine’s Day present, the movie “Fireproof”. This movie was one of our favorites, and we had loaned it out to another couple, to whom we can’t remember (ever had that happen to you?). So, my husband went out and bought another copy for our video library.
In the movie, one main theme resonated with us. Marriages and relationships aren’t fireproof. Sometimes, you get “burned.” Relationships take all forms – with your spouse, children, co-workers, friends, neighbors, and so forth. You deal with these people day in and day out. You interact with them when you are at your worst and your best. How do you handle or treat these relationships?
How you address each one is much different, but the core principle question to ask yourself is do you communicate with this person in an atmosphere of respect and courtesy? Is your character honorable to earn respect in return? If no, what can you work on to change your behavior? Do you feel “broken”?
Fireproof relationships don’t mean that fire will never come. It will. But, when it does, you will be able to withstand it. How do you make your marriage and relationships “fireproof”? Communicate better, share more, get rid of selfishness, quit being “full of yourself”, and focus on the qualities with which open ourselves to our spouse: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Don’t let your relationships burn to the ground because of something that can change your life in a positive way you never thought would ever happen.
What changes have you made to mend your broken relationship?