Relationship problems have a way of getting worse ‘all by themselves’. Except, that it isn’t that they do it by themselves. We give them a helping hand.
If you are in a relationship that is in difficulty or has broken down, you are not helpless. You are probably unwilling to tackle it, and maybe you wouldn’t know where to start.
Chances are, the other person is thinking much the same things, so you have something in common, which is a great starting point.