Are you waiting for you marriage to get better, but haven’t actually sought marriage help?
You may think that giving some thought to your marriage will make things better. After all, a relationship that is pushed into the corner may not stand a chance, but a relationship in which you acknowledge some work is needed has to be better off, right?
But if you wait too long, you may doom your marriage. In this blog, I’ll tell you about some recent marriage research about couples in crisis, and three steps for turning your marriage around—for the better. Read on…
Denial, or a Case of ‘Don’t Rock the Boat’?
A recent article cited research findings from the Gottman Institute that unhappy couples stick with the unhappy marriage on average six years before getting some marriage help.
Think about that for a moment: two people, living uncomfortably for an average of 2,190 days. Most people wouldn’t allow a plumbing problem to go on for two hours, but when it comes to one of the most important relationships of their life… they let things slide along.
Either a couple is in denial over the extent of their problems and their need to seek marriage help, or they are hoping those problems will either cease to exist on their own or at least not get any worse.
When you don’t address marital problems, though, here are some of the things that can happen within your relationship:
- Communication disconnect
- Emotional connection lapse
- Senseless affair
- Unbridled anger
- Divorce citing ‘irreconcilable differences’
The majority of couples really want their marriage to work. But to make your marriage work requires… you both joining together and doing some work. Next, will look at how you can shine a light on your marriage problems and face them down, one by one.
It’s not likely your marriage troubles will dissolve on their own. If anything, they’ll fester beneath the surface, wreaking havoc on your relationship and leaving you vulnerable to some of those relationship issues we covered a moment ago.
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I wil continue with the three steps to getting your marriage problems resolved, which will also pull you and your spouse closer togethether, strengthening your emotional connection