Here is an example of 2 people on a relationship that almost lost their love.
Katie made a major mistake. She saw Brad talking to her best friend Andrea and thought he was flirting with her. Katie worked herself into a fury and broke up with Brad.
It turns out that he was really consulting Andrea on how to put together a surprise romantic Valentine’s date. He was really hurt that Katie would think so little of him and did not want to have to do anything to do with her after that.
You may think that you can not win your love back after such a situation. But here is what Katie did to get Brad back.
Here is what happen. Brad was not talking to her, so she could not discuss the situation with him. But she could write him a letter. She got some nice paper and hand wrote an apology. She admitted that she had flown off the handle. She also told him what she liked about him and about the relationship. Finally, she expressed gratitude for his thoughtfulness in planning a romantic date.
Then, she shut up. She did not call, text or email him for a week. By not pestering him, she gave him time to work through his emotions.
After a week, she sent him a short and sweet “thinking of you” email. She kept it casual.
Brad was obviously nuts about Katie because he was willing to go to the trouble of impressing her on Valentine’s day. But, he was also hurt. Because Katie had apologized and given him time to work through his emotions, he was able to respond to the “thinking of you” email.
The night he got the email, he called Katie. She tried to keep things light and fun. Brad appreciated that. So, he suggested they meet for coffee and Katie agreed.
Katie went out of her way to look like a million bucks. She wore the earrings Brad had given her for Christmas and she put on the perfume that he liked so much.
Katie decided that she would only talk about positive things. She especially tried to bring fond memories into the conversation. She also asked about his family because that would reinforce their shared history and closeness.
Brad appreciated this. He loved Katie and did not want things to end. But, he did not want a repeat of the situation either. He needed to be reassured that their life together would not be filled with needless drama. He also needed to know that talking to another woman would not set off fireworks.
The couple agreed that they would take the relationship to a less intense level. They would really court each other again. They would stop taking each other for granted.
A year later, Brad and Katie agree that the break up may have actually saved their relationship over the long haul. While Katie initially flew off the handle, her calm handling of the situation afterward made it possible for them to move on. She showed you can win your love back.