We all dream of a fairy tale relationship, like the ones we read about as kids or the ones we see in our favorite movies. That’s not to say that they don’t exist- they do. But not without work. It’s important to understand that being in a relationship takes a lot of factors that need to be implemented by both of the people involved. It’s not something that’s going to just ‘happen’ while you wait for it to be perfect all the time.

 If you find that your relationship has taken a shift for the worse, don’t give up and walk away. This just means it’s time for you to start doing things differently and understand your partner a bit more and make an effort to evolve. This is why we will provide you with a few tips that you can utilize to revive your relationship.

Stop Being Defensive & Analyze Practically

This is something that many people start to do when they’ve been in a relationship for a while. Rather than actually paying attention to what’s going on, their automatic response is to go on the defense. It’s important to note that it takes two to tango, so the reason one of you is on the defense is that the other has made a habit of attacking. It’s not a competition, and you’re both on the same side. So swallow your pride, and apply your focus on what matters. There is no ego in this situation so, take a step back and try to honestly look at the relationship and what could have been the reason for things to end up where they are now. You both need to take responsibility, and it’s important to do this without placing blame. The point and goal are to solve, not to point fingers. Otherwise, you will lose each other.

Start Communicating Better

The most common killer of a good thing is bad communication – or none at all. Understandably, there are going to be phased in your relationship. You’re going to have so much to talk about when you start, and then as you spend more and more time together, the dynamic will change- but it doesn’t have to be for the worse. You must open a line of communication again. This is the only way you’ll understand what’s going on and what is at the root of the problem. It’s generally thought that in most and many cases, the guys have a more challenging time expressing themselves. This is why it’s a good idea to do some research to find out more about the right questions to ask your boyfriend to try to make things work. You should do the same if you’re with a girl that has trouble expressing herself. Either way, you’ll find that communication builds up trust once again, and there’s hope for moving forward.

Start Doing Things Together

Things can enter a stalemate if you take your relationship for granted, and this can happen if you’ve been together for quite a while. Don’t get lazy in the relationship and make an effort to start doing new things together. Take turns making suggestions, so you’re both doing the things you love with one another. Sharing experiences will bring you closer together and bridge the gap that may have been building over time. All relationships need growth and progress, and this can’t happen if you don’t actively ensure that there is action taking place. You need to grow with one another. 

Create Healthy Space

As much as you need to build on working things out together, giving each other some space can help this bond build up again. This doesn’t mean that you should take a break. It just means that it’s time for you both to recognize the value of balance. You need to respect each other’s independence, and you’ll find this is the only way that you’ll be able to stay healthy in the long run. Create a strong foundation of trust and give each other space and alone time so that you have a chance to miss each other and appreciate each other’s traits. 

It’s never easy having to come to terms with the fact that things are changing in a relationship that you thought was perfect and unbreakable. The good news is that it doesn’t have to end here. Keep in mind the advice given here and try to work with it, and you’ll find that things will change for the better. The effort just needs to be put in.