People often decide something needs to be done when a relationship has past it’s salvageable date. Then it’s already too late.
The reality is that you can always be doing something to shift your relationship – even when it’s pretty good. All it needs is a little reflection – focused on yourself rather than the other person. How am I being in this relationship? How supportive am I? How ‘there’ am I? What can I shift in my thinking and behaviour that will add value to the relationship. Do this on a regular basis and you will keep the bond strong. The difficulty of course is when you are feeling unloved and uncared for…. why should you change? How can you find the resources inside of you to shift the relationship then? Any ideas?