No matter how loving your partner is, you should expect to experience a relationship plateau. In case you don’t know what this is, it’s a time when you no longer see everything through rose-colored glasses. You see your partner’s negatives or you simply lose interest in your relationship. Please know that this is a normal phase to go through. All couples experience plateaus. The problem comes when you don’t know how to handle yourself during these slumps.
Power Through Your Relationship Plateau By Avoiding These Actions
As mentioned, all couples go through a relationship plateau. Most that come out of it establish a relationship that can withstand any drama or problem. However, those that don’t know how to act while going through this phase leads their relationship to ruin. For starters, if you do the following actions during your relationship plateau, you might be putting your relationship at risk:
1. You or your partner seek affection elsewhere.
Basically, this is action will encourage you to cheat. If you’re looking for affection in other people, then you’re opening your heart up to other people. What you should be doing is seeking the affection of your partner. Affection is already available to you through your partner. There’s no need to seek it elsewhere.
2. You have less than five positive interactions for every bad one.
Experts say that a relationship will be alright if a couple has more than five positive moments for every one bad moment they’ve had. In your case, if you don’t have happy moments that often, then you should be finding ways to make it happen. Don’t allow your relationship to go on a downward spiral of negative interactions.
3. You’re not motivated to resolve any conflict.
We can’t always be motivated to resolve the conflicts that we go through. However, when things cool down, you still need to talk about what happened. Communication is the key even if you lack motivation during your relationship plateau.
Power through your plateau. Don’t give up too easily if you’re truly serious about your partner. Think of this phase as a testing through the fire. You’ll be stronger even if you don’t come out of it in one piece. For more relationship tips, read other posts on the blog.