5 Reasons Relationships End Badly

 

Close relationships are important for your mental health because when they work well, they provide you with a sanctuary to retreat from the harsh realities of the world. They’re a place where you’re able to remove your mask and be you. Ideally they’ll offer safety, security, love and acceptance so that you can rest and recharge and prepare yourself to face the world once more.

Unfortunately many people find themselves in relationships that do the exact opposite! They add to their burdens rather than reduce them. So if you don’t feel free to be the ‘real you’ in your close relationships, then it’s time to make change. If you’re tiptoeing around your partner out of fear OR if you’re controlling and dominating your partner in anyway, alarm bells should ring because this isn’t healthy! Only when connections are based on equality, truth and respect will they nurture you in ways you desire and deserve.

So how do you know whether...

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Conflict: 9 Reasons it Doesn't Get Resolved

conflict relationships Sep 18, 2018
 

Whether it be with your children, friends, spouse, wider family, neighbor or workmates, conflict is inevitable.

Being human means that you’re going to cause or get hurt in relationships and this can happen intentionally or unintentionally. But regardless of how it occurs, ‘hurt feelings matter’ and problems arise when these feelings get ‘swept under the carpet’ and ignored.

Conflict is normal and actually very healthy in relationships because it brings issues out into the open to be aired and hopefully resolved.

When relationship conflict arises, it can go one of 3 ways:

  1. It can end the relationship because people aren’t able to work through their hurt;
  2. It can strengthen the relationship and take things to a whole new level; or
  3. The relationship can become superficial.

Unfortunately many people don’t have the necessary skills to work through issues. Growing up they’ve been taught to ‘keep the peace’ and ‘be...

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