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February 11, 2022
Relationships are always evolving. As much as we wish our relationships were all perfect and conflict-free, that’s just not reality. There may be periods when you feel disconnected from your partner, whether that be romantic or platonic. This can happen for many reasons, and a lot of them might not even have to do with you. If you’re feeling disconnected in your relationship, here are seven tips to help you reconnect.
If you are feeling disconnected, it may be because they aren’t listening to what you need, or something is making you feel frustrated with them. It can be helpful to tell them how this makes you feel and then ask for more of that behavior in the future (ex: “It would help me feel more connected if you would ask how my day was.”).
If they are distracted, try to find something that will make them smile and bring their focus back to the present moment with you. Bring out your favorite board game or watch a movie together — whatever helps remind both of you why it is great to be together!
If they are feeling disconnected, try to understand why that is by asking questions like “What’s going on? What can I do to help you?” Sometimes there isn’t a straightforward answer. The best thing you can do is be there for them and let them know that you’re there to listen if they need it.
Hold their hand while walking down the street or cuddle up with them when watching TV. Physical connection can really help boost a sense of connectedness and wellbeing.
Acknowledge all the good they bring into your life and tell them how much you appreciate them. This will help remind them why they are important to you.
Remember that connection ebbs and flows. No relationship is perfect all the time. If you are feeling disconnected, it can be helpful to remind yourself of this. And the reverse is true as well. When things are going great and you’re feeling very close and intimate with your partner, don’t take them for granted. Relationships require real, sustained effort and dedication.
This one might come as a surprise, but it will help you reconnect with yourself and figure out what it is that you need. Reconnecting with yourself can also help you be a better listener and supporter to your partner.
These are just a few tips to help you reconnect when you feel disconnected in your relationship. It is normal for there to be times of connection and then disconnection — don’t let it put a damper on your relationship! With some effort, you can work through these periods and come out stronger than ever. Want to learn 4 more ways to reconnect with your partner?
Are you ready to make your relationship stronger than ever but you need some help? Consider seeking the guidance of a professional Manhattan couples therapist. You can get the tools and insights needed to navigate the complexities of your relationship in couples therapy. Thus helping you and your partner overcome challenges, communicate more effectively, and reignite the spark that brought you together in the first place. Don’t wait for your connection to wither away; take proactive steps to strengthen your bond and rediscover the love and understanding that brought you together in the first place.
Sometimes in order to have healthy relationships we also need individual guidance. That’s why we offer a variety of services to ensure you feel fully supported and ensure you get the care and guidance to be able to make changes and grow. At Manhattan Wellness, we offer Individual Therapy for Women, Counseling for Dating and Relationships, Support for Self-Esteem, and more.
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