Thursday, January 3, 2013

Keeping Your Marriage Intact: Ways To Stop Divorce

You can have your (wedding) cake and eat it too!

With all of the news of marriages failing, you might be worried about your own marriage.

Couples sometimes do not get along and in every marriage there are highs and lows.

If you are either already married and wondering about the fate of your marriage or are wondering how to keep a marriage together in general, here are some ways to stop divorce and to keep your marriage intact.

Take it Off the Table!

Before you even get married, take the option of divorce completely off the table, that is, don't even consider it. When you go into marriage and you say your vows, do not go into it thinking that if it does not work out you can simply get a divorce.

That is a defeatist attitude and is no way to stop divorce. If you want to stop divorce and make sure that your marriage stays together, one great step towards that is to simply NOT think that divorce is an option.

When you get married, you need to know that this is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. There should be no maybes or doubts in your mind.

If you know that this is what you want forever, it will help to stop the idea of divorce from entering your head.

Communication is Key

One of the best ways to stop divorce is to communicate with your partner. If you cannot talk to your spouse, then the chance of divorce skyrockets.

You need to be able to talk to your spouse about everything. For example, if you cannot talk to your spouse about sex, you might think that is no big deal. But honestly, it is.  

Sex is a crucial part of marriage and if you cannot talk to your spouse about it, then conflicts can easily arise. The same is true for any aspect of life, from finances to children.

Communication is the key to having your marriage run smoothly and is one of the best ways to stop divorce.

Make It Work

Aside from the other ways to stop divorce, you have to be set on making it work. If you will do anything to save your marriage, chances are it will not fail.

Do not be too shy to go to counselling or find other ways to help save your marriage. If you are willing to work on your marriage preferably under counselling especially if the rift between you and your spouse is huge, your marriage has a much better chance of survival.

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