It's only natural for a relationship of any kind -- friendship, family, professional -- to come under stress from time to time. When that happens, emotions get stretched and for a moment, the outcome may be uncertain. Will this be the time the relationship gets stretched to the point of breaking, getting tossed into the rag bag like a pair of underwear that has lost its stretch? Or will it gradually come around with words of apology, explanation; acts of contrition; or simply time?
I have come to realize it takes a while for me to recover from an upheaval in any relationship. My snap-back ability may be diminishing with time. But most often I eventually get there.
How about you? How good is your elastic when it comes to relationships?