When facing relationship struggles and life’s challenges, it’s important to remain hopeful and keep a positive attitude. The following affirmation can help you keep a positive mindset during difficult times: “This situation is difficult, but I trust that I/we will get through it and that there is something positive waiting for me/us on the other side.”

A positive attitude can help you accept the struggles you are currently facing, while also helping you trust that these challenges can be overcome. Negativity, on the other hand, can lead to even more feelings of hopelessness and leave you and those in your relationships feeling defeated, making it more difficult to find a solution and repair your relationship.

A great way to keep a positive mindset during difficult times is to reframe the challenges you are facing as an opportunity to learn and grow both as a person and in your relationships. Working through the life and relationship struggles you face in a healthy way can be a chance to deepen and strengthen your connection in your relationship.

In addition to maintaining a positive outlook yourself, try to encourage the other person to adopt this positive mindset as well. Keep in mind that it is up to the other person to decide if they will adopt an attitude of positivity, and if they choose not to do so, you may need to work harder to stay positive yourself. However, setting the intention to remain positive during challenging times can help both of you look towards solutions and resolve your conflicts in a healthy way.


The information in today’s blog was adapted from one of our earlier series, “In the Midst of Relationship Chaos.” To see the original post, check out the following link: http://www.guilfordhri.org/in-the-midst-of-relationship-chaos-step-6-keep-a-positive-attitude/

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