The course of true love never runs smooth. We all like to think that marriage means a forever union between two people. But, the sad reality is that many marriages end up failing.
You are likely reading this blog post today because you feel like your marriage is heading for divorce. Relationship breakdowns happen for various reasons. Still, one thing is for sure: at least one of you is unhappy with your relationship.
Is your marriage worth saving? Do you want to fight for it rather than admit defeat and talk to a divorce lawyer? If the answer is yes, here is how you can strengthen your marriage:
- Remind yourself what it is you love about your spouse
Let's face it: there will be many reasons why you loved your spouse enough to get married! Did you know that many couples feel like ending their union but have forgotten what it is they love about each other?
That's why it is essential to think about why you love your spouse. Don't let life get in the way of enjoying being with each other.
- Respect and honor your partner
We all change a little as we get older. But, that doesn't mean you should stop respecting and honoring your life partner. Your spouse is still the same person that you first met.
If you start disrespecting your other half, they will feel as though all the time you both spent together was a lie.
- Work on your communication
Both of you should remember that things can get "lost in translation" sometimes. If misunderstandings become commonplace in your home, you both need to work on your communication.
Aside from that, be open with one another. Neither of you should give the other reason to think you are hiding things. Marriages often fail because the two people involved seldom talk to each other.
- Don't let the passion fizzle out of your relationship
One of the things that keeps a marriage working is spending intimate time together. It isn't necessarily about sex, but instead spending time together like you both did while courting.
Make a dedicated day or time to spend together and go out on dates. Sometimes, the fact that you are both too busy for each other could cause the passion to burn out. Spend more quality time together and keep that spark ignited!
- Resentment is toxic: prepare to forgive
If you feel contempt towards your partner because of certain past events, that resentment will only fester. When that keeps festering, it can ultimately lead to meetings with a divorce lawyer.
Having the ability to forgive is one of the best personality traits you can have. If you listen to your partner's concerns, you will discover why they did the things that happened.
- Give each other some space in the relationship
Yes, it's fun to do things like going to social gatherings as a couple. Still, it's also essential to give each other time alone. If you feel like you can't "do your own thing," sometimes, you will feel unhappy.
You both need to trust each other enough to do things without asking permission.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.