All of us say and do stupid things. It’s part of being human. Not only are we a work in progress as individuals, we’re relationship challenged. When it comes to being in a committed relationship (one of the three most challenging parts of being human), surviving the normal ups and downs of intimate partnerships, there’s nothing more important than resilience.
But what is resilience when it comes to being in a relationship?
Relationship resilience is the ability to work through and move forward after a setback, injury or loss to one or both partners. Staying engaged after a serious argument, misunderstanding or breech of trust — and finding our way back to one another is not an easy proposition. It would be easier to put up a wall of anger and tell our partners to go jump in a lake. Staying in “the pocket” (to borrow a term from professional football), is as critical to the survival and future success of a struggling relationship as anything.
Picking ourselves up off the floor, dusting ourselves off and getting back in the game (of love and companionship) requires the following. (read the full post on Inspiyr.com)