If you have ever found yourself wondering how did my relationship get to this, chances are you can also remember a time when it wasn’t like this.
So what happened?
It may feel like everything went to sh** overnight. Or maybe it was a gradual change that you didn’t notice until now.
Whatever the case, goodwill is definitely a factor.
We’ve chatted about the magic of mediation and putting an end to unnecessary fights in the past. Today, I want to dive into a crucial ingredient that keeps relationships ticking: goodwill. Think of it as the secret sauce that makes everything better.
Goodwill: Handle your relationship with Care
Picture this: you’ve got a lovely plant, and you know what it needs – water, sun, and a sprinkle of love. Relationships? Well, they’re a bit like plants. Goodwill is all about those good vibes, trust, and understanding we’ve built up over time. But here’s the thing: just like plants, goodwill needs attention. Without it, things can get a bit messy.
The Slow Fade
Ever ignored your plant for a while? The leaves get droopy, and suddenly, it looks like it’s seen better days. Relationships aren’t all that different. When we get too busy or forget to put effort in, that warm and fuzzy feeling starts fading. Small issues? Yeah, they can blow up if we don’t give them a little TLC. Eventually, the distance between us and our partner can feel wider than the Grand Canyon.
Keep your relationship flame alive
Maintaining a solid relationship isn’t about grand gestures all the time. Nope, it’s the everyday stuff that counts. Listen up: active listening, showing empathy, and actually talking (not just scrolling through your phone) matter. Even when life gets nuts, spending quality time together and appreciating each other keeps the flame alive. It’s like giving your relationship a regular dose of sunshine and water.
Don’t let your relationship drift away
Sure, over time, the initial spark might dim a bit. But that doesn’t mean we’ve got to watch our relationships go up in smoke. Change is part of life, and relationships change too. So, instead of drifting away, make an effort. Dive into each other’s evolving needs, share new experiences, and keep that connection fresh.
So, when you find yourself scratching your head and wondering, “How did we end up like this?” remember – goodwill isn’t just a one-time thing. It’s a living, breathing part of your relationship that needs a little nurturing. Like tending to a garden, it thrives when you put in the time and effort. Keep those lines of communication open, be kind, and don’t forget to cherish the moments you share. That’s how you keep your relationship blooming and your hearts connected.
To keep your goodwill watered and alive, come over and join my next 5 day challenge – how to create joy in your relationship. You can join it here.