The Three of Swords is often regarded as the archetypal negative Tarot card. The picture depicted on this card represents the worst that could happen in your life – a pierced heart. In the past, there has been grief, sorrow, pain, and heartbreak. As a result, you may feel drained, frustrated, and overwhelmed by problems. Some Tarot cards even present the Three of Swords through an individual who is laying on the ground, with three swords sticking out of each of their backs. The third sword has sliced through their hearts, symbolizing the pain they feel after the loss of a close person or friendship. It appears as though the individual has simply passed away.
This Minor Arcana card generally represents a strong sense of sorrow, pain, embarrassment, and grief. The upright Three of Swords denotes a disturbing incident that you would prefer to forget.
Upright Keywords Positive: healing, getting better, recovering from pain, progress, overcoming obstacles, healing issues, coming out on top, new beginning, moving on emotionally, leaving bad relationship, making big changes in career, making big changes in life, being emotionally stable.
Upright Keywords Negative: cutting, breakups, heartbreak, grief, sorrow, suffering, bad temper, bad mood, moodiness.
Some perceive the number 3 as a lucky number as it is the number of great energy, friendships, and social spirit. Number 3 carries a good omen and sends blessings of optimism, curiosity, and amazing creativity. Unfortunately, Swords are not only about grief but also about betrayal, separation, and sometimes, isolation.
The astrological planet for Three of Swords is Saturn which is not a light placement as it is connected to limitations and lessons karma wants to teach us, and an Air zodiac sign Libra, which is one of the kindest, most peaceful, and most sociable signs, with inclinations towards beauty and art.
However, the Three of Swords is one of the saddest cards in the deck and carries a heavy burden of life. Alister Crowley named the Three of Swords the card of Sorrow. Not a surprise if you look at the card with a pierced heart, that is outside of the body and is from that perspective open and vulnerable to external effects such as three swords piercing through it, hurting the heart and causing great pain. You can notice the stormy weather with rain and clouds on the card. Rain reminds us of depressive days when we want to move away from the world into solitude and clouds that indicate sad, gloomy emotions and thoughts.
Three of Swords card describes your feelings of emotional upheaval and discord due to heartbreak, loss and sadness. You might be overwhelmed by the experience of loss or sadness in your life and unable to see the way forward. Your pain is raw and hurting.
The Three of Swords is the card of melancholy, heartbreak, emotional loss, and sorrow. When this card occurs, you are experiencing intense feelings of loss and suffering. There may be some trauma or a loss that may have brought you to tears or emotional despair. The card represents the sadness that one feels after a breakup; a period of misery that follows with abandonment, neglect, or rejection. It may also indicate that somebody died.
After the initial shock and grief, you might go through a period of withdrawal and solitude. You may find it difficult to interact with people at this time, as you are so emotionally drained. It is not uncommon to experience depression during this time.
This card may also signify that you are about to achieve something great, but only if the Three of Swords card appears in a positive position that describes advantage or strength in a general Tarot reading. Remember that you previously suffered a great loss, and now is the time for you to be happy and rejoice. You have successfully fought all obstacles, and now are on the right path towards a brighter future.
If this card shows up with a negative meaning, it indicates that you are going through some emotional pain – you have suffered a breakup, or a significant loss. As Three of Swords indicates that your heart was involved in the matter, you may have lost your love as well. Three of Swords tarot card represents emotional pain. The Three of Swords indicates that there has been sadness and loss in your life. In this period you still want to give yourself time, and avoid rushing into any decision.
Three of Swords card means that not all things are going well in your life, especially when the card appears in a negative, weakness, or obstacle Tarot spread position. This Minor Arcana card in reading shows up as a warning to you to ensure that you focus on your own life balance and well-being as well as that of others. The Three of Swords should be taken as a sign of concern that something is wrong. If you are under mental or emotional pressure, you must try to reduce your workload.
You should look for rest, relaxation, and a solution to your problems. There might be some problems with your close ones which are getting to you. In those times, you need to keep your calm, and you will overcome the situation. In your personal life, you must think about the people and your needs very carefully and make sure that what is good for you is good for the people you love the most.
When the Three of Swords pops up as an answer to your wish in the form of Yes or No, this is a clear sign that the answer is a negative No.
You, or someone around you is experiencing deep sorrow, grief, and loss in your relationship, if you’ve pulled Three of Swords card in a love and relationships Tarot reading. Perhaps a former partner walked out of your life unexpectedly. It appears like this person has died, or they have left you, which might come as a shock to you. It is normal to experience sadness and grief in these instances. You can get through this by letting go of past pain. If you’ve drawn Three of Swords in a love Tarot reading, prepare on how you’re going to handle this.
To cope with this loss, you must work on letting go. This process might take time, but it will help you in the long run because the sorrow and loss will leave you with a positive outlook on life. You will learn to appreciate your new love that you found. However, you must remember that these experiences are meant to toughen up your heart. If you want to work on yourself, try to make an effort to forgive instead of obsess over the events that have left an emotional impression on you.
In terms of career reading, your position right now is quite bad. If you’ve pulled Three of Swords after asking your deck about career questions, Three of Swords indicate conflicts in your work environment, which will cause more trouble for you. These conflicts might be among your colleagues, manager, or clients, issues you need to take care of. This card also hints that you are going through a heartbreak related to your work. If you are still in the process of recovering from this, then you should avoid taking any initiative at your workplace. This time is hard for you, all you need right now is your loved ones’ love and support.
You are probably having a lot of financial trouble right now, if you’ve pulled Three of Swords in a reading about your finances. The worst is not yet over. Despite your best efforts, you may not be making the progress that you expected, and the situation may seem to get worse, rather than better. When things are really low, it’s easy to feel as though we’ve lost everything. When the Universe presents you with a setback, try not to be hard on yourself about it. You will rise again. It feels impossible now, but you will get out of this.
In a health reading Three of Swords card is all about injuries, health issues, and sickness. This Minor Arcana card reminds you to take things easy, and avoid all things too serious. It also indicates a start of an illness. This card will also indicate that you must face more investigations to get more clarity about your health issue.
Three of Swords card is all about heartbreak and betrayal when you’re reading a spirituality and self-development spread. If the Three of Swords shows up, it means that you have just endured a painful and upsetting experience. You might feel grief, sorrow, and heartbreak because of this experience. In general, if you pull this card in your reading, it is indicated that it is high time to make yourself emotionally strong and learn how to handle pain and suffering. Especially if this card appears in the upright position, it is a sign that is also a call for self-compassion and acceptance.
The Three of Swords in a reading suggests that you have encountered a difficult and challenging situation. You might have experienced grief, sorrow, and heartbreak because of this experience. You’re experiencing the emotional effects of this stressful event because it is a sign that you must strengthen yourself on an emotional level. You must also accept suffering and pain as valid experiences, not something negative but something that helps you grow as a person. If you pull the Three of Swords to see what the situation is, pay attention because this card can also mean that someone has betrayed you.
If you’ve pulled Three of Swords in a yes or no reading, it means a no. The main message here is to avoid doing the wrong things. The Three of Swords shows up to show that you should be wise and cautious with the decisions you make. Three of Swords is a warning that you shouldn’t cross the line between doing what you want and doing what is best for you.
Those who have yes or no questions in a reading, Three of Swords Tarot card indicates a ‘no’ answer to most questions. It indicates new information won’t be coming your way soon. Don’t expect positive news or solutions to your problems. This card shows up as a form of protection.
Three of Swords is a tarot card that wants you to slow down and take your time when trying to receive information. Take your energy and focus it on other things, as this will help you open yourself to receiving more information when it’s time. Three of Swords illustrates the difficulties that you are going to face now. Even though you may have been through some difficult times in the past, Three of Swords can be taken as a form of encouragement to keep on moving forward towards what you have always wanted. The Three of Swords indicates you are currently experiencing a certain level of loss or disconnection. It is a card to show you that even though you may feel alone right now, there are still people who truly care for you.
If you’ve pulled Three of Swords as a person, a card describes a person who is emotionally upset, usually due to a break-up or some other upsetting break. Three of Swords tarot card denotes bad news, unfavorable times, and sadness. If you are asking about how someone is feeling regarding you and you get Three of Swords, this person feels hurt and abandoned by you.
There is a misunderstanding that has happened between the two of you. Three of swords often shows up when there is a misunderstanding between two people and it leads to tension and hurt feelings.
On the other hand, Three of Swords tarot card can denote someone who has a tendency to gossip, slander, and hurt other people. This could happen as they are jealous of a competitor or someone who is more successful than they are. Three of Swords often shows up in a reading when the Seeker feels that they cannot trust their friends and loved ones.
In love and relationships, Three of swords denotes someone who is at a crossroads.
When reading emotional characteristics of a person Three of Swords card indicates, we can draw an inverted triangle with a heart attached to it, which represents the human spirit. This is a good indication that you have inner strength and courage to overcome any obstacles. Three of swords shows that you feel sadness and heartbreak in your life. There is a possibility to suffer heartache and emotional pain at this moment, which is not easy to handle. The main message of the Three of Swords is telling you that you have to stay strong and keep moving forward because life itself comes with ups and downs and it is not easy to go through it.
The Three of Swords shows that you have received a piercing of a sword from your inner soul. The sword cuts deep and painful, which you are experiencing emotionally as well as mentally. You might be going through heartbreak in the past, and now you are experiencing the pain again. You have to understand the situation and know how to overcome it without letting your true potential to go wasted.
You might be experiencing some difficulties right now and want to get out of the situation as soon as possible.
This card reveals your sadness and sorrow, when you draw Three of Swords as a feeling. This is the most emotional card of the Suit of Swords, and it represent loneliness, loss, separation, despair, and anguish. It might be that you have lost someone you care about in your life and are feeling it. Your heart is breaking, but you are too caught up in the emotions to see. The worst has happened for a reason, and it is now your job to accept it and let go of the past.
When three swords appear in a reading, it can signify that there was a sudden, unexpected, and traumatic change in your life. It is possible that you have recently suffered some kind of loss, such as the sudden death of a loved one, the departure of a loved one, or the breakup of a relationship. This may have come as a complete shock to you, and your heart is breaking as a result. Try to take a break and be with your feelings.
It is advised that you have a personal retreat from others.
If you’ve pulled Three of Swords card in a positive, strength, or advantage position in a Tarot reading, it might be as a sign of encouragement. It can be an indication that you are prepared to face a significant emotional ordeal. This may be a time of emotional pain, anxiety, or sadness. The card might also indicate that you are about to turn a new leaf in a relationship. Be cautious to prevent this incident. It may also be a metaphor for trauma inflicted by the outside environment.
The card on the other hand stands for separation from friends and families. It denotes suffering, sorrow, and pain. It stands for the breakup of intimate bonds. It can also mean the loss of a job, a deal, or a project. The Three of Swords is typically a bad omen. It may signify a setback or an unfavorable occurrence. It may also represent a breakdown in communication or misunderstandings. The Three of Swords might be used to represent the end of a chapter in your life.
This minor arcana card denotes the loss of vitality, energy, hopes, and confidence. You are beginning to feel emotionally fatigued.
Three of Swords card calls you to let go of what can be lost and accept what you cannot control. When pulled in a negative, weakness, or obstacle Tarot spread position, even though the sadness you feel may be genuine, you cannot change it. Accept that you’re hurting, and let go of any clinging, hoping for a happier ending. Your Higher Self is wiser than the mind and heart.
Even in a positive reading, Three of Swords tarot card indicates a time of hardship and sadness. It is the time to let go of what is causing the pain and surrender to whatever circumstances and circumstances present themselves. The only thing we can do is to acknowledge and experience the pain in all its forms.
If reading in the dark, remove the three swords and use the remaining cards to interpret.
The card indicates a breakdown during an emotional event When Three of Swords appears in a future or outcome Tarot spread position. This can be in response to a previous trauma, argument, or conflict. You may have been knocked down in the last moment by a wave of emotion, leaving you feeling drained and unable to think clearly. The 3 of Swords in reverse, on the other hand, tells you that you’ve let go of any guilt or sadness you may be experiencing. Any wounds you may have sustained are healing. When this card appears in a reading, you can feel better because you no longer harbor any negative emotions or memories.
Three of Swords denotes a strong indication of a breakdown during a stressful situation, which has the potential to be a sign of despair. The Three of Swords in a spread may represent a person who is struggling with a terrible level of grief or sadness. You might be experiencing problems with intimacy, marriage, or your commitment. There could be disputes at work and in relationships because you are unable to handle a problem in a constructive manner.
Three of Swords card is a sign that you are going through a difficult emotional time and this is absolutely the case when it appears in a future outcome position in a Tarot reading. Now is probably not the best time to make huge decisions or let your emotions get the best of you. You may be prone to outbursts of anger, crying, or sadness. You’ll need to have patience when dealing with these feelings as they arise.
The Three of Swords can indicate that you are in a state of emotional turbulence, which may be due to the fact that you don’t have the support you need from others, you’ve lost someone you care about, or you’ve suffered a loss. These emotional upheavals may be very distressing for you, and you may feel as though no one can help you even though you’ve reached out. You may be avoiding others as a strategy to avoid your emotions, or you are withdrawing yourself, which is another way of avoiding your feelings.
The Three of Swords is not necessarily a negative card, but rather a card that calls your attention to how you are feeling and your emotions.
If your question is when will something happen, Three of Swords card in the reading signals that any time in the coming future is good as an answer to your question. You may find relief from your grief and sorrow with this card. If you are trying to avoid something, this card advises you that what you are waiting for will soon come to you. This card wants you to face the situation head-on and learn from it. This lesson will help you in the future.
Reversed keywords positive: releasing pain, feeling joyful, overcoming grief, making peace, forgiving, trusting, moving on, finding a solution, improving, relief, healing, understanding, acceptance.
Reversed keywords negative: hostility, abuse, betrayal, dishonesty, deception, recrimination, heartbreak.
Three of Swords reversed card describes a situation where the heart’s sorrow has been turned into laughter. You are moving on and learning to love life again and be thankful for all the lessons that you learned. You will also learn the importance of cutting your cords and connections. You are now better equipped to deal with the ups and downs of everyday life. Three of Swords reversed is a good indication that the worst is behind you and that you are beginning to forget the things that made you sad in the first place.
Three of Swords reversed is the best card to end up after the Three of Swords. It is also known as the healing card and is all about forgiveness and letting go of what you no longer need in your life. When you draw this card, it means that you are on the road to recovery and moving on without resentment. This is a positive transformation; you will no longer dwell on the past or allow your worries to take up space in your head. Allow yourself time and space to let things flow naturally as they will.
If you’ve pulled Three of Swords reversed card in a general Tarot reading, it may indicate a decline in your emotional state and signifies finding comfort after a period of sadness. The universe has presented you with a chance to come out of the dark cloud with confidence and a newfound maturity, and you’ve done so. The dark clouds have lifted, and now you can move forward with optimism to tackle whatever life throws at you.
You can be in a very good mood at the moment, perhaps from having learned how to manage your emotions and how to accept them. Even if the Three of Swords reversed card isn’t a part of your Tarot spread, you may still feel the effects of this time of sadness. The grief may be lighter, and you are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. You could be more open to making compromises to get back into a peaceful mood. If you have recently gone through a challenging time, Three of Swords reversed can signify that you’re getting back to normal and are healing.
Three of Swords reversed card in a positive, strength, or advantage Tarot spread position signals a period of rebuilding. You are recovering from a hard time and finding yourself in a more positive space. The Universe is working out a solution to your problems, and you are helping the Universe along. You are overcoming the hard times, so you can embrace the joys of life again. You should already know the solution to your problems. So why are you experiencing difficulty? The obstacles that you are facing may be related to unresolved childhood issues, or you are having trouble with connecting with your intuition or your higher self. Getting past these obstacles is the first step toward finding strength within.
When you’ve pulled Three of Swords reversed card in a negative position that describes weakness or obstacle in a general Tarot reading, it indicates the coming of the end of sorrow and heartbreak. This is a good card to see in a reading if you have trouble coping with a recent tragedy. You or a family member has been through a traumatic divorce, the loss of a job, a break-up, or getting injured or sick. When the Three of Swords is reversed, it indicates that all of this is ending. It is no more.
When you’ve pulled Three of Swords tarot card reversed in a reading, it indicates that the worst is over and that you are moving past your troubles to a brighter future. After the devastation and agony, the Three of Swords reversed shows that you may be going through a process of healing and forgiveness.
The Three of Swords reversed is a sign that all hope is restored to your life after the devastation of the other cards in this suit. When you have pulled this card, you are most likely beginning to feel hopeful again.
If you’ve pulled Three of Swords reversed after asking your deck about love related questions, there might be a battle between you and your partner. This battle is likely a physical one, such as an argument or a heated discussion. If you’re single, this card can mean you are finding it difficult to maintain your relationships. You may be engaging in unhealthy or toxic behaviors right now, which is putting other relationships in jeopardy. Take care of yourself, since being in this state is likely not good for your love life right now. If you’re in a committed relationship, the reversed 3 of Swords tarot love meaning can indicate discord between you and your partner. This disharmony can take many forms—it can be arguments, separation, or even divorcing. This is something to take seriously, especially if you’ve drawn this card in connection with the past, or present-time card. Sometimes, the 3 of Swords tarot love meaning indicates a temporary break-up or separation. You can have to go through grieving, and perhaps a period of healing, before getting back together.
In a Tarot career reading, Three of Swords reversed can predict getting a job offer or a promotion, but instead of accepting it, the seeker will reject it. Three of Swords reversed can also mean the seeker needs security. The seeker will need to be more proactive in order to work on healing trauma. They may find that there is not enough support for them in the work environment. Three of Swords reversed can also denote that you are struggling with work conflicts.
If you’ve pulled Three of Swords reversed in a finance reading the reversal in this card can be a good thing. Your financial worries should be nearing an end, and you may be able to recover from a recent struggle. This card can also represent recovering from bankruptcy, debt, or divorce. However, it may also be a sign that you are unable to find relief from your financial problems. Perhaps you are only feeling more depressed and anxious as a result. If this is the case, seek the assistance of an expert. There is someone out there that can help you deal with your problems.
If you’ve pulled Three of Swords reversed in reading about your health, it means that you are on the path to recovery. This card indicates that you will be able to overcome your ailment with the help of your inner strength. However, if you are not feeling well, then please consult a doctor and then get back to yourself.
When you’re asking Tarot about finding your purpose, and you’ve pulled Three of Swords reversed, it may signify an awakening. You may be coming to terms with what needs you to be in this world and what needs to be left behind. If you can take this perspective, you’ll be able to move forward with your life with a much clearer sense of direction. The reversed Three of Swords is encouraging you to get your head straight and focus on what is most important to you. You’ll need to take some time to address the issues that you’ve been avoiding. And you must choose to let go of the past and not waste more time on things that don’t matter.
Three of Swords reversed has a positive outlook if you are making an important decision. Use your intellect, inner guidance, and gut instinct to help you make an informed and sound decision.
The reversed Three of Swords Tarot card has another possible meaning – this card reverses the usual Three of Swords meaning that something important is being revealed to you. You may be experiencing a sudden awakening and feeling much more optimistic about life.
If you are seeking an answer about whether Three of Swords reversed card is a yes or no card, then the answer you’re looking for is yes! It’s a positive card to encounter during a reading as it usually indicates breakthroughs, healing and overcoming obstacles.
When Three of Swords shows itself during a reading in reverse, it is an indication that you are making progress and persevering until you reach the outcome you want. You have suffered some losses, but you’ve learned a lot in the process. Now it is time to look back at the situation from a distance and realize how much further you still need to go. This will provide you with some needed light at the right time. By looking back, you can prepare yourself for what’s ahead and feel ready to deal with everything that comes your way.
A person who is cruel and vengeful can be presented through the Three of Swords reversed – you can expect unfavorable, and even cruel, things from this person. Make sure that the Three of Swords is not sitting on your side. You will receive the benefit of the doubt and compassion. Try to get closer to people who are kind and warmhearted to you, and stay away from people who are malicious and who may leave you in pain.
Those who have questions about an emotional traits of a person, Three of Swords reversed Tarot card indicates that you might be dealing with a person who is kind, loving, and a good friend. This person might be trying to be helpful to you by comforting you but on the other hand, this person is also pushing you to your limits. This person is trying to make you feel sad, and this is because this person is trying to get something out of you. Three of Swords reversed is trying to give a positive outlook and indicates happiness and healing from a personal loss.
However, Three of Swords reversed can be indicating a lack of trust which results in a lack of faith on your side. This makes you believe in the worst scenario and you start doubting everyone and everything around you. Three of Swords reversed tarot card indicates that you might be overanalyzing everything, which is making you stressed out and unable to function properly. This makes you think your world is falling apart and the grief you are going through is so much that you can never go back to your previous life which has become a living hell for you.
When drawing Three of Swords reversed as a feeling, a card describes your state of mind. You may feel overwhelmed by a situation and are experiencing feelings of betrayal, heartbreak, or sadness. These emotions may be affecting your health, which is why you may feel sluggish and unmotivated. This card suggests that you need to take a step back and think about what is really causing these emotions. The Three of Swords in reverse is inviting you to examine your relationship to your inner and outer reality. By becoming more mindful of how you allow your emotional experience to color your perceptions, you allow yourself the opportunity to accept and forgive yourself if you have done something you regret. By focusing on accepting and releasing these emotions, you give yourself a new starting point and a sense of wholeness again. Even though it may feel bad, accepting your feelings and moving on helps you to focus on the positive things going forward.
When the Three of Swords is reversed, you are finding it difficult to express your emotions and share them with others. You may feel hurt by someone’s words or actions and you can’t communicate with them on the same level as before.
When you’ve pulled Three of Swords reversed card in a positive position that describes advantage or strength in a Tarot reading. It means you are putting your past tribulations behind you and healing from them. You have overcome a difficult situation, and you learn to trust in your inner strength, ability, and spirit. Also, you are rebuilding your inner strength because all the scars that you received in the past have started to heal and disappear.
The Three of Swords reversed card indicates that you have started to see that not everything in your life is bad and you have a clearer perception that you are capable of achieving success and happiness in your life.
The Three of Swords reversed card in the tarot card reading also means that you are putting the past behind you, as you know that you’re free to move on with your life and create your future. You are reclaiming the power of your inner spirit, as you have come out of a period of despair.
When the Three of Swords gets reversed, it means that the time has come when the pain from the past will start to disappear.
When it comes to challenges and obstacles, Three of Swords reversed can represent being able to look at difficult situations from a new perspective and see the opportunities to change what you are going through. If your feelings of sadness, disappointment or hurt are particularly strong, it is likely the time has come for you to embrace a new way of thinking. The Three of Swords reversed can suggest that you have moved through your sorrow to a new vantage point, allowing you to see the opportunities that can be seized now.
Three of Swords reversed is encouraging you to see that even when you are faced with a difficult challenge or difficult people, you can change your point of view and look for ways to overcome it. You may have worked through your feelings of sadness and sorrow and now are able to see the positive aspects of the situation. You can embrace that opportunity and make the most of what is going on.
On the other hand, Three of Swords reversed might represent a pattern of repeating the same painful behavior, feelings and emotions that brought you grief and sorrow in the first place.
If your question is about your general future and challenges ahead, Three of Swords reversed card in the reading signals that these challenges are about to get resolved. You might be recovering from a long-term conflict or the healing from your family issues. The Three of Swords (reversed) in the reading also indicates that you need to be more forgiving. Three of swords reversed indicates that you have let go of an old grudge that you have been harboring inside. It’s time to rejoice that you are now at a place where you can move ahead peacefully.
Three of Swords reversed card in a future outcome Tarot spread position signals that you are trying to heal from a painful past that is haunting you in some way or form. You are still hurting and regretting the previous decisions that you made. You are seeking to move on and forgive yourself for your mistakes. If you recently experienced a break-up or heartbreak, you will need to re-evaluate your situation. You have the power to stop the current path. The Three of Swords reversed indicates the healing process. Three of Swords reversed, sometimes indicates that you are ready to leave the past, and forgive yourself for your mistakes and embrace the future ahead. You might realize that the past is done, and you have to start afresh. You have learned your lessons, and you have come close to the finish line. This has given you the strength you need to move forward.
Drawing Three of Swords reversed when asking Tarot when will a certain event take place, reveals that it is not an easy thing for you. It indicates that the time is not right but you must remain positive. This Minor Arcana card advises you to wait and not make any hasty decisions. The Three of Swords in reverse is not the best sign that things will improve if you are going through a difficult time. With this card in your life, you might be feeling hopeless and believe everything is beyond your control. The reversed Three of Swords implies that you have reached your breaking point. The only way to overcome your pain and hurt is to seek and find a way to move on.
Drawing Three of Swords reversed may also mean that you are in the midst of a conflict or an argument and it is on the verge of becoming something bigger and more serious than you intended. You might regret some of your statements because of which you are currently suffering more than you thought. If this is the case, you have to understand that this is not the time to make things worse. Try to forgive your partner and take a step back.