Not all relationships go through a smooth and happy path. Some have to go through challenges and trials in order to succeed. Some relationships even have to go through a period of brokenness. It is up to the resolve and motivation of couples whether a broken relationship is still worth repairing. If you are in such a relationship, you need to do the following in order to ensure repairing it back to what it once was.
Learn to be more attentive to each other.
One reason why many relationships become broken is due to lack of understanding and communication. Couples eventually forget how it is to really listen to what the other has to say. Try to be more attentive to what your partner is trying to tell you. It will be a good first step towards repairing your broken relationship.
Focus on the present, not on the past.
For many couples, arguments stem from actions done in the past. For those in a broken relationship, the way to repairing it is to start focusing on the present. Avoid bringing the past into the discussion. It will only make the situation get worse if past mistakes come out. Try to make things work out by focusing on things that both of you can still control, not on things that has happed and done with.
Build back trust.
Trust in each other is an important part of a good relationship. A reason many relationships go sour is because trust has be somewhat broken along the way. In a broken relationship, trust on each other may have eroded due to certain mistakes couples commit on each other. In order to repair a broken relationship, it is also important to repair that trust. It may not be easy, but for couples who will like to give their broken relationship a fighting chance, it is possible.
Learn to use humor to diffuse tense arguments.
As you repair your relationship, there may be times when arguments and conflicts may still come up. Aside from learning to become more attentive to what each one has to say and learn to bring back communication, using humor can also help a lot when facing the issues. A quick smile shared with each other can be quicker and more effective in diffusing a difficult situation than rational thinking can. It can relieve the tension and help couples look at their situation with a clearer mind.