Tips for couples going through emotional separation
You might have found many couples living together under the same roof. They share the same lunch and dinner timings, they watch the same TV serial sitting on the same sofa, and they talk to their children in the same tone with no difference in opinions. However, when it comes to emotions, you may find them already separated from each other with no feelings of love, empathy, and understanding towards each other. This kind of emotional separation doesn't have any age bracket and can appear to couples who are young, middle-aged, or even old. So, if you are facing emotional sadness and emotional distance from your partner, here are some tips to bring back happiness to your marital bond.
1) Share what is happening in your life as it is:
Many times couples don't relate to each other's views and fail to understand what the other person is saying because of a lack of open and transparent communication. If you have been hiding a lot of things from your partner for whatever reasons best known to you, there are high-level chances that he or she may not understand you well. You need to break that barrier that is hampering your relationship and start being like the same old guy or girl who met your partner for the first time since you started the relationship.
2) Pretending to be happy will not give results:
If you start telling your partner that you are happy and you are sad deep inside, it is no time that she or he will understand that whatever you are portraying is all fake. For genuine happiness, you need to make honest and open efforts. You need to keep showering praises for all the efforts that your partner has put on you. Maybe writing love letters or sending romantic text messages can be a good start to rekindle the long-lost romance between you both.
3) Be willing to listen:
Many times we think we are the ones who deserve all the empathy and sympathy from our partners. But we fail to accept that our partner also needs ears to listen and understand what they are going through in life. So whenever your partner is trying to tell you something, don't put her down or shut her off. Just tell her that you would listen to all that she wants to say once you are back home or on a holiday so that you both can come up with constructive solutions to the problems.
4) Seek a marriage counselor:
While proving who is right or wrong in a relationship, we forget the basic qualities of empathizing with our partner's needs and feelings. How about you both register an appointment with a marriage counselor or therapist who can put things in perspective for you both so that you can work together and bring about a romantic transformation in your relationship. What are we really fighting for? At the end of the day, everyone wants to sleep in peace and satisfaction that they did their best, so why not start with your own home and family and make emotionally close relationships?