When we’re young and naive, it’s easy enough to believe that falling in love is all you need to be happy with another person for life. In reality, there are many factors that go into relationships working long term, and two people being able to stay on the same page for decades is truly a kind of a miracle.
These 10 people have found that they’re not at all on the same page with a partner, and the question of what to do next is really, really hard.
10. This can be a tricky one.
Maybe just a conversation about the type of gift would work.
9. Counseling is invaluable.
But it’s only a tool – you both have to want to use it.
8. I hope that’s enough to get you through.
Sometimes it’s nice to not have to tell yourself.
7. He’ll have to find a way to get it.
Or things just might not work out.
6. Communication really is key.
It might not fix everything, but it never hurts.
5. Gifts aren’t for everyone.
You have to know how to vibe with your partner.
4. You’ll have to meet in the middle.
Or someone is always going to feel unhappy.
3. How do you move forward from there?
Maybe if both people agreed to work on it, things could be ok.
2. This is just so true.
It takes time to learn how to read another person.
1. It’s not hokey at all.
You deserve someone who can meet your needs.
Y’all, relationships are so tough. Everyone who is navigating one every day should give themselves a break.
How have you navigated trouble like this with a partner?
Let us know how it worked out in the comments!