5. Don't Blame Yourself

Like I said girls, rough patches happen all of the time.

It's nobody's fault, they just happen.

I have a rough patch in my relationship at least twice or three times a year.

You are constantly around one another, you are constantly in each others space and lives, it's hard to deal with that and not go through a rough patch.

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cartelea
@Chametris so true I went through the same situation aswell
Heather Jensen
Oh no, I'm so sorry that happened to you! I'm glad it all worked out for you though!
Chametris
My boyfriend cheated on me a couple of months ago and I was devastated. I wanted to hate him, but I honestly couldn't. We were broken up for a month, and one day I decided to call him because I just couldn't take being away from him anymore. We talked everything out and he still apologizes about what he did till this day. We're very happy now and I love him so much. I guess it takes going through hard times to know how much you truly love someone.
Heather Jensen
Hi Gail! That is actually a great topic for a post, I will add that to my list. It sounds like this might be something that you need to seek some professional help for. I know that you want it to work, but you've got to be able to communicate for a relationship to work. I know it's hard to admit, but professional help might be required. I hope that helps!
Gail Fox-Dohrman
I have read several of your articles and I enjoy all of them. I am currently having some issues at home and do truly want to make it work but don't know if he does and even what to do. I know we have major communication issues and with being a blended family, have those issues as well. Do you have advice on relationships that have substance abuse in them and how to help or what to do? As you can see there are many obstacles but as a christian women I believe that God put me with him for a reason I just need help seeing what to do next. Thank you for being a place to communicate and to share
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