The most painful aspect of the relationship cycle offers the chance to astound ourselves with the depth of compassion and love we can show when it is least expected.
It may not be too late. Recent international conflicts and seemingly insurmountable challenges, involving millions of people, have been peacefully resolved. Trapped by entrenched beliefs, pain, hurt and faulty perspectives, we may not be aware of the opportunities for repair, healing and reconciliation.
Two men diametrically opposed politically, over decades of murder and bloodshed, (Ian Paisley & Martin McGuinness) formed a deep respect, fondness and friendship in our lifetime, through the Northern Ireland Peace Process. If there is still a spark of love and a willingness to reignite your relationship, consider tools and methods of reconciliation.
If you are beyond that point, use the tools below to re-connect you to compassion, forgiveness and understanding for yourself and your partner, so you can go in peace and not pieces.