If you want to save yourself from a sinking ship, listen closely.
Being in a terrible relationship is horrible enough; having to go through the same experiences on more than one occasion (and with different people) is even more frustrating. There's nothing worse than falling in love with someone who really connects with you...only to discover that they have some less than desirable traits that are pretty much dealbreakers. You can only get drawn into so many fights and shouting matches before the bone crushing fatigue kicks in.
Honestly, are there ways to avoid falling into this vicious cycle?
As sad it sounds, sometimes you just have to know when it's time to call it quits and accept that nothing will change. The problem lies in the fact that making that call isn't always easy—Especially when there are kids involved. That's just one of the reasons why it's important to try to fix things before it's too late.
According to host Dr. Tammy Nelson, Imago Institute's Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Psychotherapist Dr. Jamie Turndorf, Spiritual Psychotherapist Tracy B. Richards and Psychotherapist Ross Rosenberg, doing just one of the five things mentioned in the video can make a major difference in your love life. Seriously.
But how can you tell if your relationship is even worth saving?
Making the decision to work things out isn't the most important step—coming to that decision TOGETHER is. After all, it definitely takes two to tango. You can't expect your relationship to improve if you and your partner aren't on the same page. So, if you want to save yourself from a sinking ship, listen closely.