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Five Ways On How To Save A Marriage

May 18, 2008
Our movies and television shows are full of tips and the best way how to gain the life of your dreams. Well, they also have ideas on how to break a marriage, but that's quite another story. Now, the question is, do these ideas, strategies, plans, whatever that the media show really give good advice on how to be happy? Can you use them to save what is left of yours? You will have to seriously do some rethinking here.

What we must realize and accept is that each person's marriage is unique and no solutions can be generically used from one marriage to another. The methods that the Joneses used to save their marriage will not work in saving yours. Think about that, accept it, and stop listening to people who give you free advice on how to start saving YOUR marriage. Act according to what your heart says.

But, even I am going to give you advice on how to save your marriage here. Yes, I am! However, there's a difference. I am not going to coax you into acting on any of this. Use your own brains to see what you can use from here in your marriage. As I said, each marriage is unique and I do respect that.

So, here are my tips.

1. Converse constructively.

The operative word here is 'constructively'. Mere communication is not going to help your cause any. You have to talk about things that you like to do with each other, things that bother you about each other, and things that you would like to see in each other. Got the point? The crux of your conversation is that you are speaking about the two of you, and that's what counts as meaningful conversation.

2. Build common experiences.

When was the last time the two of you did something enjoyable together? If you can't remember, it's high time you created other common experiences for you. Take up a hobby. Go for morning walks together. Join a language class. Each of these things can help greatly in resuscitating your marriage.

3. Respect each other's life and space.

Do you give your partner space, or do you try to smother him or her with your expectations? Never tell your partner, 'Darling, I want you to do' or 'Dear, I want to see you in'. Such talk is good for those early marriage days, but later they become imposing. Respect your partner for what he or she is, and give them space.

4. Plan a vacation.

A vacation acts as a great tonic for reviving a sagging marriage. Go somewhere where your routine life can't follow you. Go to a place both of you have never seen before. Do not take your work along. When there, do everything that a tourist would. You are discovering a new world together, just like those early marriage days. You cannot even start to imagine how much as shot in the arm this would be for your dwindling marriage.

5. Plan a life.

This is the most important thing. When making future plans, stop think 'I will..' and 'I want to..'. Convert that to 'We will..' and 'We want to..'. Make your plans as a couple. Do not think about life as an individual. Think about what the two of you will do together with the intertwined lives that you have. This is the best things anyone can give you on easy strategies to solve your relationship.

I hope I haven't been too preachy (I would hate that.), but I have really spoken from my heart. Drive something home from this article today. You will surely begin to see the difference.
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