The best food you can feed a relationship is to make your own decisions,then you will be able to deal with the outcome. Believe me, no one can give you the right medicine to sustain your relationship but you. You know why? Your friend loves you and she/he may not make a good judgement when it comes to your relationship just in the name of making you happy. Your family won’t want you to get hurt by anyone so they will always take your side if you let them know what you are going through with your partner.
Here are somethings you can do to fix your relationship problems: You can talk to friends or family members you trusted but be very careful when narrating what happened between you and him/her. Do not give them the impression that you needed mercy or your partner is killing you. Just shift the blame on yourself at the beginning of narrating what happen between you and your partner. Then, listen to their responses and go stay calm to bring out what will work for you; remember to apply it with patience and knowledge in order to get the best results.
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