“If only they would change…”
Sound familiar? Everyone who’s gone through a nasty breakup or divorce (as either the break-upper or break-ee) has wished bitterly that their Ex could just get it together, and be the person they wanted them to be. Even after being disappointed and hurt, you may still be holding on to hope that change is possible for your relationship.
It may be, in fact. The truth is that couples do break up and then get back together, and then it’s actually better going forward. Sometimes couples get to the brink of divorce and someone is finally motivated to make a big change.
However, unfortunately, none of us can make anyone else change. But we can live our lives in such a way that if change is possible, it just might happen. Listen, and learn what you can do to help someone you care about make important changes in their lives.