Creating Happily Ever After Love Tip: Do everything in your power to make your relationship work. Read, learn, and implement your learning. Take classes, and go to therapy or coaching if needed. Invest in yourself and in your relationship, even if you’re the only one doing it.
However, if after giving your best and putting your heart, mind, and energy into making it work, you find that you are dealing with a partner who doesn’t want to participate or make the necessary adjustments to make your relationship work together, it’s okay to let them go.
But please don’t take this step lightly, and get professional help if you need to. Address your feelings of guilt, anger, fear, and sadness (among many other feelings). But there is no shame in admitting that a relationship is not right for you. The alternative is to hang onto a sinking ship and this is not a helpful thing for your long-term stability. Put it this way, if you hang onto a dead-end relationship for a year longer than you have to, you’ve set yourself back a year on potentially meeting that ideal partner that is waiting around the corner.
Find some much-needed support. Take care of yourself while going through a difficult transition. Learn from this experience and forgive yourself. Continue to live a life that brings you joy and allows you to create happily ever after for you in the way that works for you.