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Struggling Relationship: How to seek help? It’s not always easy to ask for help, especially when you’re in a struggling relationship. However, trouble will find you from time to time, and in those moments, it doesn’t hurt to reach out for help. The best thing is to get help before things get out of hand.
Even problems such as the inability to communicate with each other, lack of love, or simply distancing and intimate coldness are things that you can face. Although they may seem minor compared to larger problems, it’s best to address them as early as you can. The earlier you act, the easier it is to find a solution.
How to ask for help in a struggling relationship?
Sometimes asking for help can feel like you’re admitting failure, but not in this case. By asking for support, you are taking steps to fix your hardships. You are taking responsibility for your actions and looking for a way to make the right decisions. This will put you in a better position to defend your relationship, as well as strengthen it.
The first person you should turn to may be a trusted member of your family or friends. This is the best course of action to begin with. This way, you see the problem safely and from a different perspective.
However, your best bet would be to talk to a professional relationship counsellor. Sometimes family or friends are not always the right way to deal with the matter at hand. A counsellor can help by providing emotional support. In addition, it will help you and your partner to see things from each other’s points of view. This can allow you both to see how you can solve the problem and what you need to do to move things forward.
Seek support from your partner
Of course, support does not always have to come from the outside. There will be times when you and your partner can support each other. Maybe it’s something you’re looking for, or maybe you want their support in improving or developing an aspect of your relationship.
What is the best way to ask for help?
There are two ways:
- One is to get angry or sigh until they understand that you need help.
- or…the other way is to be straightforward and tell what the problem is.
This probably won’t surprise you, but being sincere can be helpful. Your partner may find it easier to give you what you need, from positive circumstances to mutual support, if you speak to them. Keep talking to each other, try to be unambiguous when you need to talk and discuss things in the right way. If it’s a salvageable relationship, why not?