Dealing With Relationship Maintenance


The Other Partner’s Turn

People who commit to a long term relationship at a relatively young age are often those who support each other through college and the beginning...


Dating an Experienced Partner

For those who are in a long term relationship, dating is still important. It helps them to remember why they wanted to be together in...


Relationship Maintenance

Couples begin relationships by putting their best foot forward on every date, but that changes once they have been together for a while. They let...


The Need to Walk Away

When a partner faces a traumatic event by closing off the lines of communication, the relationship will eventually suffer. Many people are dedicated to reaching...


New Communication Avenues

Partners can become isolated from each other as their world moves forward at an increasing pace, and they might lose touch over time. Their ability...


Anniversary Plans

Couples in a long term relationship often have many daily obligations, so there is little time for them to spend special time together. Some of...


The Relationship Garden

Growing beautiful plants and flowers takes a huge investment of time, and keeping a garden beautiful requires maintenance. Gardeners who take the time and make...


Changes in Life Goals and Direction

When two people begin their lives as a couple, they choose to combine their future goals. This gives them the advantage of having a partner...


The Effects of Neglect

There are many ways a relationship can become neglected, and it is often simply because life is overwhelming. Many couples who have been together for...

Life is not always simple or easy, and traumatic events impact many people. When a couple goes through a traumatic event together, it often draws them closer. There are some couples who find the event has isolated them from each other, and both of them may build an unbreakable wall. When this occurs, their best chance of recovery is to find professional assistance. It will not be easy for either of them, but it will put them on the path to recovering their relationship.

Breaking down the walls that stop communication is an act of faith, and this is true whether or not a relationship is at stake. The person who is isolated may not be able to communicate at all, or they may not realize someone is trying to contact them. The wall keeps them away from others, emotionally or physically, and it takes great strength for the other person to reach them. The person reaching must be strong enough to dig a hole in the wall to have any chance to break it down.

A relationship relies rely on good communication to prosper, and breaking through to a partner may be the only way to save it. A person who is willing to try repeatedly to open up the lines is one who cares deeply for their partner, and they will often continue trying until they achieve their goal. Some may be forced to eventually give up, but those who succeed are the heroes of romantic legends.

One of the unfortunate outcomes may be that they reach their partner, but they find the person prefers to keep their wall solid. This will generally end the relationship, and both people will suffer for it. Those who continue past this point will often become frustrated because their efforts are doomed to fail, but they know that perseverance has saved many relationships.