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Communicate Like a Team

One of the worst things you can do is exit without communicating openly. "You don't want to permanently hurt someone's feelings, and at the same time you have to communicate honestly why the relationship is not working for you," says Rori Sassoon, relationship expert and founder of Platinum Poire, to POPSUGAR. Be kind and frame the situation in a sensitive way so your partner is responsive, and the space feels safe to open up.

Try These 15 Tips Before Giving Up on Your Relationship and Moving On

If you're not happy in your relationship or you're going through some ups and downs, don't fret. First off, it happens to most couples (it's not always smooth sailing!), so don't think it's just you two. Second, a few tiffs don't always mean you have to call it quits. That said, if things haven't been going well for a very long time and you can't find a resolution to reconnect as a team, take some time to try these easy suggestions to see if there's a way to get the relationship back on the right track. You may find some common ground that gives you both hope for the future.

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