It is scary to realize that your relationship is in trouble. You feel like your whole world is caving in. You invested so much time and energy into the relationship. It is devastating to think that it might fall apart.
You might be tempted to shut down or throw in the towel. It’s hard to know where to start. You don’t want to waste energy or time on the wrong things. There is so much advice about what to do next. And you don’t want to choose the wrong actions.
The reality is that if you want to save the relationship, you probably can. Every couple has really rough situations to work through. It might not be easy, but usually it is worth the trouble. You chose your partner for good reasons. You have already invested so much into its success.