Getting along with partners, family, friends or even colleagues isn't always easy. At times it can feel as though a rough patch is turning into something far more serious, and it may seem as though there's no positive way through to the other side. Feeling overwhelmed by the strength of your feelings and the gravity of the situation, there may be times when you're not sure if you even want to try to work things out.
Trying to make sense of what might be going wrong in a relationship is hard to do alone, and speaking to others about your concerns can often create more confusion or resentment. All relationships - whether with a life partner, parents, siblings or children - takes work, commitment, trust and honesty.
It would be impossible to expect to navigate your way through meaningful relationships without encountering difficulties along the way. At these difficult times, it helps to give yourself time and space to explore your feelings with someone who doesn't have an emotional attachment or relationship with the people causing you concern. You can be free to express all your anger, frustration, disappointment, resentment, fears and pain with someone who can listen without judgement or opinion.