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Saving Your Marriage With Effective Communication

Aug 21, 2008
There comes a time in every marriage where one or both spouses want to give up and walk away. This is critically the time when no one should ever give up! The only way a marriage can be saved is if both partners are interested in saving it.

We all know that when two people are simply incompatible, the marriage will not work no matter how hard the couple tries to keep it going. Tending to a marriage can be a tough job but if the marriage is not nurtured, it will die out just as if it were a neglected plant.

First of all, communication is the key to any relationship whether bound legally in marriage or just teenage puppy love. No relationship will work if nobody expresses how they feel. However, points of no communication do occasionally tend to happen at certain points in the marriage.

There are times when one spouse or even both feel that they cannot say something to the other because it may hurt them, or it may cause an unwanted argument neither one wants to engage in.

Therefore, if you feel that your marriage is going down the drain, it is time to sit down now with your spouse and discuss what the problem is and why the two of you should stay together.

There are certain things that can happen in a marriage that can tear a couple apart. Anything to break the trust of the other person is a dead giveaway that the marriage is in trouble.

Cheating is one of the main causes of divorce. However, some couples can still keep it together through a cheating spouse.

Even though the marriage stays together, it does not mean that the trust still exists or even that the relationship is strong. If a couple is going to stay together through one cheating spouse, there needs to be major forgiveness. This not just for the cheating spouse, but for the other partner as well!

Another way to make sure you save your marriage is to take responsibility for anything that you have or may have done. Hostility can be a really big problem if there is no communication.

Remember, you need to accept responsibility if you have been hostile to your spouse. Continued hostility can really damage a couples marriage whether they realize it or not.

Put away those sharp words and attitudes. Be nice and polite. However, if you cannot say anything nice about your spouse, there is something seriously wrong in your relationship.

After doing everything you can to possibly save your marriage and you still having problems with your spouse, it may be time to see a marriage counselor. All marriages are not guaranteed to be saved though.

If you happen to be in an abusive relationship; whether verbally, mentally or physically, it could very well be time for a divorce.

However, some people do not realize they are being verbally or mentally abusive to their partner. This is where communication really comes into play.

You need to divulge honestly to your spouse how their harsh words make you feel. But, if you are afraid of your spouse then it is time to get out of the relationship right away and move on.
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Alan Largo is the creator and administrator of Save Any Marriage and strives to assist others identify with their adverse marital situation through informative reviews. You're invited to visit Save Any Marriage to read his most recent article review.
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