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Tips for Having a Supportive Marriage
« on: November 22, 2014, 03:51:24 PM »
Marriage isn’t easy, no matter how well you two get along and how long you’ve been together. When the going gets rough, some people simply get going, while others stay the course and work through their issues. While divorce isn’t unavoidable in every situation, most couples should put in a little more elbow grease when it comes to staying together.

Get a Move On

If you think that your relationship is in a rut, a regular Friday date night may not be enough to shake things up. If you’re able to, move to a different house, a different town, a different state, even a different country. Some people confuse feeling uninspired geographically with being unhappy in their marriage. When you see someone you love in a different context, you could feel that love renewed, just like when you first started dating.

Stop Thinking of Marriage as Temporary

Marriage is permanent. Yes, divorce is available to you, but the hope is that you didn’t go into a marriage assuming you’d stay only if conditional terms were met. You promised forever and if you’re going to give it all you’ve got, you have to stop thinking in temporary terms. If he gets grouchy, if she can’t settle on a career path, if he gains weight, if she talks to her mother too many times a day - this is marriage and these are the things that you’ve committed to work through.

Don’t Make Things Harder For Yourself

If you don’t want to get burned, don’t play with fire. No, you wouldn’t ever cheat on your spouse, right? Of course not. But why test the waters and talk to your ex? Even if you’re the most trustworthy person in the world, there’s no reason to test your will and put your relationship at risk. Protect your relationship, even if you have to protect it from yourself.

Don’t Talk Smack

After a big blowout, it’s tempting to call your closest girlfriends and complain about your husband. Resist the urge to do this - once you two have made up, your friends will still harbor resentment.

Be Mature About Divorce

If you think that divorce is in your future, and you’ve done everything to avoid it, make sure that you both have the proper guidance. Contact a company like Cordell & Cordell to help you navigate the proper channels of divorce.

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