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In A Relationship With A Moody Person? Here Are 9 Ways To Deal With Him/Her

Think about a situation where you have planned a romantic date with your partner and he/she is in a bad mood. Things can turn out to be a nightmare if your partner is always in a bad mood, no matter what you do. Well, all of us can be moody and cranky at times. But what if your better half is often in a bad mood, especially if your partner's emotions are always triggered? You can make an upset person feel better and happy but then having an extremely moody partner can be a nightmare.

Today we are here to tell you how to deal with such a partner. We have brought a list of things that you can do. Read on.


1. Understand What Affects His/Her Mood

Before doing anything else, what you need to do is find out the reason behind your partner's bad mood. It is important for you to find out what bothers your partner's mood. If there's something that you think annoys your partner and spoils his/her mood, then you can try your best to keep your partner away from it. But if this behaviour of your partner continues all the time, then you need to have an effective communication with him/her.


2. Do Not Blame Yourself

If you are in a relationship with a moody person then you don't have to blame yourself for it. This is because you are not at all responsible for his/her bad mood. A person can have a bad mood even if you haven't done anything. Therefore, you need to stop feeling guilty and bitter. Instead of holding yourself responsible for your partner's bad mood, you can try doing things to make your partner feel better.


3. Try Not To Get Sucked Into Your Partner’s Bad Mood

One of the best ways of handling your partner's bad mood is by not getting sucked into his/her bad mood. We understand that it could be quite difficult to not blame yourself and try to stay normal. But that doesn't mean you too will be sucked into your partner's bad mood. You don't have to spoil your mood and feel depressed. Doing so will further ruin the relationship. Instead you can talk to your partner and try to lift his/her mood.


4. Maintain Boundaries

Maintaining boundaries is necessary even when your partner is often in a bad mood. Healthy boundaries are necessary in every relationship as it strengthens the bond between you and your partner. People can be in a bad mood and you can do nothing to immune their mood. At times, you need to do nothing but still be there for your partner. You can let your partner know that you are always there for him/her.


5. Give Love And Space To Your Partner

The next thing that you need to do is give space and love to your partner. Giving space to your partner, especially when he/she is upset is quite important. Often people need space and time to overcome their bad mood and feel better. Therefore, rather than repeatedly asking your partner to improve his/her bad mood, give your partner some space and love. Let your partner know that you love him/her despite any other thing.


6. Let Your Partner Know How You Feel

If your partner's bad mood annoys you considerably, then you can let your partner know about the same. Both of you can sit together and have an open conversation. For this, you need to avoid using a harsh tone and blaming him/her. Instead you can politely convey your feelings and how you feel bad when your partner is in a cranky and bad mood.


7. Be Patient Towards Your Partner

Dealing with your partner's bad mood is not that easy and therefore, it is important to be patient and calm. Do not shout or force on your partner to be in a good mood. Ask your partner if he/she needs any help or mental support. If he/she wants to be left alone for some time, then do the same for some time. You need to not only talk but also listen to your partner in a calm manner.


8. Be Open To Hear His/Her Ordeal

If your partner is in a bad mood then it is quite obvious that he/she would want you to listen to him/her. In that case, it is important that you listen to your partner. Rather than giving advice and opinions to your partner, the best that you can do is listen to what your partner has to say. Maybe this could help your partner in feeling better.


9. Ask Your Partner To Seek Professional Help

If the problem still persists, then you can suggest your partner to seek some professional help. You can ask your partner to get in touch with an expert or counsellor to improve his/her behaviour. But while you say so, make your partner feel comfortable enough to meet a counsellor. If possible then you too can go with your partner to ensure that he/she doesn't feel anxious, nervous and annoyed.

Apart from all the points listed above, you need to ensure that you do not give up easily. If your partner is really keen to work on his/her moody behaviour and improve in the course of time, then you need to try your best to help your partner in this. But if your partner has no concerns for the same, then you can try reconsidering your relationship with him/her.

Story first published: Monday, December 21, 2020, 10:45 [IST]
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