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How to Maintain a Broken Relationship

People are always asking, me,”Tim, I’m in a great relationship, but have a small problem with that relationship right now. How can I make sure it’s never fixed?“ Here are five easy tips to make sure your relationship stays broken.

  1. Wait as long as you can to deal with the problem. Let the problem fester. Don’t talk to the person about it to fix it. Make sure that miscommunication stays in place.
  2. Talk to other people about the problem instead of the person you actually have a problem with. This is a great way to make sure the relationship fails. Nothing will help out more than talking poorly about a private problem you have with someone than telling your friends about it. 
  3. Don’t forgive. If you intend to make sure that the problem does not get resolved make sure you don’t forgive the other person if they apologize to you. The worst thing you can do to keep a relationship broken is give forgiveness to someone who has wronged you when they ask for it.
  4. Demand that you are right on all points in the matter. When it comes to making sure your problem never gets resolved, one of the worst things that you can do is give any consideration whatsoever to your wrongdoing in the matter. Make sure that person knows they are 100% the problem every single time.
  5. Never stop reminding that person of their wrong doing even if you have made amends. If you want to secure this relationship as defunct, continue to remind them of the wrongs committed against you in the past. The last thing you want to do is move on in life.

Of course, if you made it this far you realize that this is satire. Scripture tells Christians how to maintain and repair relationships. It speaks to us about handling problems expediently before they grow (Ephesians 4:26). It tells us to talk directly to the people that we have an issue with (Matthew 18). We are told to forgive and move on in life (I Corinthians 13:5). We acknowledge that Jesus is the only perfect one, so He is the only one who can keep a perfect relationship.

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