Rocky relationships can often feel draining because you are always waiting for the next time something bad might happen and you don’t manage to focus enough on the wonderful time you spend with your partner. A rocky relationship is actually a relationship that needs work and that often deserves to be saved. Both you and your significant other need to be willing to put in time, effort and patience if you want your relationship to be successful. Here are 7 signs your rocky relationship deserves a second chance:
1. Despite Your Problems, You Have Fun Together
You shouldn’t give up on your relationship too easily if despite all your differences, you still have fun together and you enjoy each other’s company most of the time. If you do share a lot of happy and healthy memories, then do everything in your power to save your relationship and find ways to cut down on your bad times.
2. You Have a Lot Invested
The more things you and your partner share (like kids, property, etc), the more reasons you should have to try and give your rocky relationship a second chance. Just go to couples’ therapy and find ways to solve the problems you have. You should both agree to put in effort and time so you can save your relationship and be happy together.
3. You do Love Each Other
Even though you fight a lot, you and your partner still love each other and neither of you has eyes for anyone else. If the love still exists in your relationship, then you owe it to yourself and to each other to try to fix it.
4. You Are Both Aware of Your Relationship Problems
You are both aware of your relationship problems and you both know that you need to put in a lot of time and effort to make things between you better again. You do know that there are a lot of things that you need to solve. It’s important to have a healthy perspective of what’s going on so you can take the necessary steps to fix your relationship.
5. Both of You Try to Make Things Better after an Argument
After a big fight, both of you apologise to each other and you both try to make things right. You don’t like to stay mad at each other for too long and you are looking for ways (like a special date, special food, etc) to overcome that argument so things can be good again.
6. You Can Confidently Say That You Are Better Together
You do know that despite all your differences, your partner does make you a better person and your significant other says that about you too. They helped you become more responsible and they helped you stay on track to be able to follow your goals. Healthy relationships are in fact composed of people who motivate and support each other so if this is your relationship, don’t throw it away too easily!
7. Your Partner is Your Best Friend
Is your partner also your best friend? Do you laugh together, share the same hobbies, hang out with family and friends, actively take on projects together, go on adventures together or even hang out and do nothing together? If your significant other is also your best friend, then do everything in your power to save your relationship because it’s not every day that you meet someone who can love and accept you just the way you are.
No matter the problems you have in your relationship, if you and your partner smile when talking about your future together and you share the same vision, then you should try harder to make your relationship work. Do you know any other signs that can help someone decide if they should give their rocky relationship a second chance? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section!