I’ve been think about the idea of how you go about repairing a damaged relationship and I’ve come to an interesting conclusion.
The simple answer is that you don’t.
If a relationship is damaged like any object, a repair is always likely to be a point of stress and weakness in the future.
So don’t try to fix a damaged relationship, instead try actively building a new one and better one.
Now I can already hear you saying to yourself “That’s the easy way out.”, but in fact it’s quite the opposite. The parties involved remain the same, but the nature of the new relationship is redefined by those involved.
It’s a chance to start the process all over again, admit the mistakes, learn from them and create a better relationship from the ashes of the old.
Let’s face it, as a wise person once said;
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results“
So take a look at your relationship(s) and see if a reset is in order.