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5 ways to deal with an emotional partner

31 August 2015, 11:06 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - What if your partner is emotionally unstable?

Reconcile yourself to the fact

It is always interesting how a person can be good to you in every other thing, the relationship works and you are happy. But one thing about them comes up that is not positive and you keep picking on it and creating a problem out of it. No one is 100%. If they have told you they are not good with being open with their emotions but are good to you in every sense then accept it. Extend the olive branch and be the one that is the opposite.  That is how the 50-50 rule works. Accept them as they are and make the good relationship better with the other stuff that the both of you have going on.

Do not give everything and get nothing back

As stated above, yes you reconcile to the fact but that is when they are also 100% in every other thing they are bringing to the table. It is not accepting them and letting them be. Letting them use you because you have presented yourself as a person of interest to them. You are there for them, you care for them, you solve their issues but what have they done for you lately? If the answer is nothing then maybe you should take a step back and see if they are worried or not.

Be willing to give them space

Someone will be more inclined to come to you with an issue if you let them marinate on it rather than you badgering them about everything. You may notice that you keep nagging about the very small issues that when something really big happens they never even consider talking to you about it. To them, you have become a loudmouth 24/7. You need to stop and allow them some breathing space. Not silent treatment but breathing space.

Passive-aggressive action is not mature

The silent treatment is juvenile! ‘So, because you are not going to open up to me, I am also going to ignore you and you cannot ask me about anything.’ How so very juvenile of you. That never solves anything and it actually makes matters worse. They are closed off, you become closed off and the relationship becomes cold because you want to act like you are kindergarten. Then you start wondering what went wrong. You!

Don’t let them ruin your relationship

Extend an olive branch not a tree. There is always so much you can allow someone to get away with in a relationship. They have to understand that you cannot be the only one trying to make it work. Hold them up to a certain standard that they cannot escape from. If they do not want to work with you then maybe they are not worth the effort. They are not allowed to bring their past issues with other people against you and hold it over your head.

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