How to "De-Dramafy" Your Relationship (and Your Life)

Date 2/25/2016

Take time out of situations like this

Take time out of situations like this

Intense emotions are often proof of the depth of your feelings for your partner. Life is not typically about agreeing all the time — it would be fairly boring if it was. That said, it’s important to know where to draw the line. Nip drama in the bud with these five tips.

Remove Yourself from the Situation

The next time you find yourself in the middle of a heated argument, try taking a time out. Agree with your partner to spend 20 to 30 minutes apart. This will allow you time to think rationally and decide how you want to get your point across to your other half. At first this may feel a little like an adult version of the childhood punishment, but do give it a go. The outcome may surprise you.

Make Compassion Your Goal

Try taking a moment to consider your partner’s point of view. You may not necessarily agree with their opinion, but making the effort to try to understand where they are coming from will go a long way. Nothing lessens drama faster than showing a little love, compassion, and sensitivity. If you feel so worked up that this feels impossible, remember the first tip and step away from the situation to give yourself time to think.

Don't Get Involved in the First Place

Not all drama will occur between you and your partner; you’re just as likely to suffer a little drama overload in your other relationships. The problem is that when you get involved in it, you may see an overspill into your romantic relationship. Avoiding drama in the first place can help keep your life on an even keel. Remember the saying “not my circus, not my monkeys.” If nothing else, it will make you smile.

Make a Conscious Choice to Let It Go

It’s easy to get drawn into a drama, but it pays to remember that you have a choice not to. The next time you feel unease brewing, make a conscious decision to ride it out without losing your cool. Not all fights are worth winning, and taking the higher ground can often pay dividends when it comes to maintaining your sense of inner calm. Having a chat with a psychic online can help you decide which battles are worth fighting. 

Remember That It's Okay to Feel Angry

It’s a wise move to lessen the amount of drama in your relationships, if only for your blood pressure, but remember that it’s not possible all the time. Pretending you're not angery will only lead to a more aggressive outburst further down the line. Repressing your feelings hardly ever works out. The trick is to learn to express your emotions in a calmer, more positive way.

Try these tips to remove the impact that constant drama has on your life, and see how much better you feel for it. If the drama continues despite your best efforts, it’s time to look at the people you surround yourself with. There’ll often be a far bigger drama queen than yourself in your midst. A psychic reading may help highlight who these people are.


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