6 Things To Consider Before Complete Break Up With Your Partner
Are you considering breaking up with your partner? Many things can cause you to think about calling it over; but, before you throw in the towel, consider these 6 things that might make you change your mind.
1. Your partner may change
Although we shouldn’t expect people to change, in some cases people may be willing to get rid of a habit if we only ask. If there is something about your partner that is bothering you, chances are he or she may be willing to change if you are brave enough to approach him/her about it.
2. You may change
People do grow and mature throughout their entire lives. Before approaching your partner, first consider your own heart. Is there something about your attitude that you need to change? Perhaps your fears of closeness are keeping you from enjoying your relationship, or there may be something about your past that you are hanging onto. Dr. Lisa Firestone notes that “we often seek to recreate negative dynamics from our history. We may even provoke our partners to treat us as we were treated in our early life.” Examine your past and see if there’s anything keeping you from a successful future.
3. This may be a stage
Of the five stages in a relationship, number three is “disillusionment.” If you push through the third stage, then “Disillusionment is not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a relationship that can be more satisfying than anything we’ve ever known.” Don’t let one small stage keep you from moving onto the next stage which is developing a loving, lasting relationship built on loyalty and trust.
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