Experts Say These 7 Things Can Save A Failing Relationship

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All relationships go through rought patches. But if yours is really bad, it can leave you feeling like things may be coming to an end. The good news is, no relationship is really doomed to fail. According to experts, there are some things you can do right now to help save your relationship from failing.

First, it's important to know why relationships fail in the first place. As Christine Scott-Hudson, licensed psychotherapist and owner of Create Your Life Studio, tells Bustle, many relationships fail when partners don't feel heard, seen, respected, valued, appreciated, or loved.

"A relationship is meant to be a safe place to land. Each partner must feel like what they say matters," Scott-Hudson says. "If a partner begins to doubt their significance within the partnership, they may begin to question the need for the relationship at all." When one partner starts second-guessing the relationship, it can lead to resentment, distance, and disconnect.

It isn't easy to save a failing relationship. But you can do it. As Alyssa Petersel, CEO of My WellBeing, tells Bustle, the first thing you need to do is communicate. "Relationships become vulnerable when communication isn't as strong as it can be," she says. "But if one person expresses a need, they may be surprised to learn that their partner is ready and eager to provide it." The more you express yourself and communicate, the more you'll find that your relationship is exactly what you want it to be.

Open communication is important. But here are some other things that can help to save a failing relationship, according to experts.