March 18th, 2019 | Updated on June 6th, 2020
Life confers us diverse roles and responsibilities as we transcend from one step to the other. While handling unknown situations and uncertain circumstances, it is essential to remain focused and fulfil our roles.
But can we do all of this by ourselves or do we need people? Can we enjoy life as an isolated individual aloof from the world or we do need love and support from our family, friends and loved ones? There is no doubt in the value of relationships as they help us nurture love, affection, support, trust and feeling of well-being.
With this thought in mind, can we restore a lost relationship or is the damage irreparable? Is it possible to reconnect with our lost friends if we make an effort or should we pamper the differences for no good reason? Can we work towards restoring the old bond in whichever way we can or should we bid goodbye to every past and existing relations? Such questions arise when we fail to agree to disagree.
There is no harm in expressing your differences of opinion or falling out with a friend due to an old conflict. But it should not be entertained till the end of time.
It is okay to disagree and stay disconnected for a short while, but not okay to nurture a dispute to unacceptable levels.
Let us look at key steps to restore any relationship:
1. Hear With An Open Approach
Though you are convinced it was never your fault in the first place, it is essential to listen to the other person’s point of view without any preconceived notions.
You may be correct, incorrect or the situation may not have any good conclusion, it is necessary to hear with an open approach as the first step towards restoring a relationship. The aim is not to pick right or wrong sides, but to rebuild the trust after an unnecessary, yet unavoidable gap.
2. Accept The Situation And Think Ahead
It is okay to disagree and perfectly fine to stay apart if the situation could not be solved in the past. But it is incorrect to nurture that hatred for long. There is no need to deny the rift. Instead, it is essential to accept the situation after the disagreement cools down.
3. Spend Quality Time In A Different Setting
Connect with your lost friends and spend quality time in a different surrounding. Travel to a new location, explore a new area or simply engage in some exciting adventure to bridge the gap.
4. Plan A Reunion
Like any other aspect of life, relationships demand efforts too. Plan a reunion with your lost friends. It is an excellent way to reduce any differences and reconnect in a new way. Such reunions can erase away any rifts from the past.
Find your friends, shout out a message, network, reconnect, perform a people search if you have lost their contact details to know their current address and finally enjoy the reunion because life is too short to waste it over past grudges.
5. Ask For Forgiveness And Offer It Too
Nurturing past differences is not worth it at all. And especially if some beloved relationships are at stake, it is time to rethink. Ask for forgiveness and offer it too to end all the ties of hatred.
6. Talk And Let Your Thoughts Speak Out
It goes without saying that there are strong possibilities of ups and down in any relationship. There can be misunderstandings, fights, arguments or disagreements between two individuals as each one of us thinks differently.
There is no harm in disagreeing with our loved ones and valuing the difference of opinion. Talking it out allows to vent out the trouble and head towards a solution.
7. Give Time To Reconnect
Relationships play an extremely significant role in our lives. Like any other aspect of our living, relationships need work too. We cannot take our people for granted and expect them to support us without doing the same for them.
Though there is no formal give and take or a legal contract defined in clear terms, every relationship is characterized by underlying theme of love, trust, honesty, care and affection.
Reconnect, repair and rebuilt a lost relationship because at the end that is all we have in this big, beautiful world!