Relationships are always filled with drama – do you agree or disagree with this statement? A lot of you reading this now will probably say “I agree”. To some point, relationship
drama is inevitable but that doesn’t mean that a couple doesn’t need to do all they can to avoid drama from happening.
Avoid Drama, Have A Happier Relationship
This is one of the biggest problems with relationships nowadays. Things aren’t as straightforward. Couples feel the need to make a mountain out of a hill when all that’s really needed is to focus on the solution. Our emotions get the best of us, and that’s not the way to solve the relationship problems we have. If you want to avoid drama from happening in the future, consider these tips:
Identify The Pattern
What pattern should you be looking out for? The pattern that leads to your relationship drama, of course. Whenever an issue arises, what do you and your partner do? Most likely, you bring it up, have an argument about it, storm out of the room, and not speak to each other for days. This is the pattern that’s causing your drama. Your pattern can be different from this one. Just make sure that you are observant enough to spot it.
Divert From Your Pattern
You can only change yourself, unfortunately. You can’t exactly look your partner in the eye and do some Jedi mind trick to make he or she do what you want. The good news, however, is that when you change your behavior, you’re encouraging your partner to do the same. So, if your pattern is problem, argument, and avoidance, try doing the opposite: problem, let the other person know how you feel, come up with a solution.
Stand For What You Believe In But Be Open To Change
Once you have identified the pattern in your relationship that’s causing the drama, and once you have diverted from this pattern, all that’s left is to stand your ground. Most of the time, our partners will feel awkward because we have changed our behavior. It’s likely that he or she won’t be receptive to the change that you’re showing but stand your ground. Eventually, your partner will see the good in your efforts and he or she will change as well.
Whenever you feel that the drama is building up, remember these tips. The more you practice them, the more that you lessen or avoid drama in your relationship. For more tips on improving modern relationships, check out more from our blog.