There’s no question that 2015 was a huge year for celebrity relationships. From breaking up to breaking new ground, many of our favorite celebrities experienced major changes in their personal lives.
Which relationship rocked your world the most? Maybe it was Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s epic battle or even the stunning reconciliation between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Or perhaps it was a combination of these events that left you speechless.
If you’re in the midst of a celebrity breakup, how can you tell whether or not your relationship is worth saving? Is it time to call it quits, or is there still hope for a renewal? Hopefully, this post will help answer some of these questions and give you some solid ground to stand on before you make any devastating decisions. We’ll cover everything from whether or not you should give it another try to how to tell if your breakup is truly amicable. So, let’s get to it.
Is It Time to Call It Quits?
One of the main questions you’ll have to address when determining the fate of your relationship is whether or not you should call it quits. After all, if you’re not comfortable with the answer to this question, then perhaps it’s time to end things. But, if you’re feeling brave and the answer is still yes, then it’s time to fight for your relationship and prove the naysayers wrong.
Now, here’s the million-dollar question: How do I tell if my relationship is worth saving? This is a question you have to ask yourself before you even begin to answer the following queries: Does my partner value my opinion? Does he/she listen to my suggestions? Does he/she show affection?
These are all important questions, and the answers will dictate whether or not you should continue pursuing your relationship. Unfortunately, this is a question many of us do not like to ask ourselves. We’d much rather jump into a romantic relationship, pray that it works out, and then worry about the relationship’s status in a few years. This is the wrong approach. It’s never easy to find the right person to share your life with, and you should do everything you can to ensure that this person is worthy of your trust and affection.
It’s okay to feel scared. Believe it or not, relationships are one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to navigate. However, you are not in this alone. There’s a help available. You just have to find it.
Do They Value My Opinion?
One of the biggest red flags you’ll need to avoid is if your partner doesn’t value your opinion. If he/she doesn’t seem to listen to your suggestions, or simply does what he/she wants to do regardless of your input, it’s time to find yourself a new partner. Naturally, this will be difficult if your current partner doesn’t seem interested in changing or improving the relationship for the better. But, at least you’ll know where you stand.
Sometimes, it takes a relationship’s failure for us to realize how much we actually valued it. For instance, after a tumultuous six-year marriage, Kate Middleton and Prince William visited a pet store with their two children. As they browsed the aisles, the then-Princess of Wales remarked, “Isn’t it funny how all these strays came together just to form a family?” To which William replied, “Yeah, it is. It’s like a miracle.”
Miracles don’t always happen, but they do in Kate Middleton and Prince William’s case. It took a series of unfortunate events for them to finally realize how much they truly valued their marriage. As a result of these events, they ended up renewing their vows in front of hundreds of guests at London’s beautiful Westminster Abbey. So, in case you were wondering, yes, you should value your opinion. It’s never easy to find a partner, and you should always fight for what you believe in.
Does He/She Listen to My Suggestions?
Even if your partner values your opinion, it doesn’t mean he/she will automatically agree with your suggestions. In fact, it often takes a lot of convincing before your partner will even consider your suggestions. So, if you want to win him/her over, then you must prove to be a shrewd bargainer who is only in it for the best. Naturally, it will be extremely difficult to do this if your suggestions are usually rejected out of hand. But, at least you’ll know where you stand.
Unfortunately, this is all too frequently the case. Many of us are quick to agree with whatever our partner says, regardless of whether or not we actually believe it. This will usually result in the negotiation process being a fight. You state your case, and your partner eventually agrees to disagree. At least you’ll both feel better in the end.
Does He/She Show Affection?
No matter whether or not your partner values your opinion, he/she will still need to show you that he/she cares by demonstrating affection. Caring is an important word, especially when discussing relationships. But, showing affection is an even bigger one. If you want to save your relationship, then you must prove that you’re not just looking for physical gratification. You must want to be with this person for the right reasons. Does he/she make you laugh? Does he/she bring out the best in you?
If the answer to these questions is yes, then it’s time to renew your relationship. There’s no question that Kate Middleton and Prince William deserve each other. They make a happy couple, and their union has undoubtedly benefited the country as well. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of finding the right person who will make you feel happy and comfortable in your own company. If you can answer yes to all of these questions, then it’s time to celebrate!
Does This Relationship Have a Future?
Even if your partner values your opinion, it doesn’t necessarily follow that their relationship will have a future. The answer to this question will simply depend on you and your partner. Naturally, if you want to save your relationship, then you must work hard to ensure that it has a good one. But, if both of you are content being single, then it’s over. Sadly, this is far too often the case. Many of us are not comfortable being honest with ourselves, so we lie to our partners about what we really want. This will inevitably lead to disappointment and misery. At least you’ll know where you stand before you make any rash decisions.
Take care, everyone. We hope this post will help you find the answers you seek. If you found it useful, please share it with your friends and family. And, as always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Best wishes!