What can married couples do, to avoid divorce? Approximately 50% of all marriages in America end in divorce. To my belief, Honesty, Respect, Communication, and Love is the key to saving a marriage.
The process of avoiding divorce, is something that should begin at the very beginning of a relationship. Avoiding divorce can be very difficult at times, for various reasons. Patience, communication, honesty and most importantly love will be needed to go through this process. The first thing to do is to get help. Marriage counseling can be a very effective instrument, in putting a marriage that seems to be going down the divorce path, back onto the right track. Counseling helps couples find the root of their marital problems, and try solve them with a little help, from a professional counselor.
Understanding what we do wrong can also help bring a marriage together. Instead of pointing fingers at our spouse, we should think about our responsibility we have in the relationship. Trying to put ourselves in our spouse’s shoes can develop empathy for what he or she might be facing and feeling. By becoming more aware of our own behavior, we can be able to be, less critical and more loving.
Meeting our spouses needs, is another step to bringing a marriage back together. If we work at meeting our spouse’s needs, he or she will likely do the same for us. Women usually need to feel cherished and loved. Being thoughtful writing love notes, hugging and kissing are all effective ways at demonstrating our devotion. Men, on the other hand, tend to have the need for admiration and respect. Listening to them, carefully considering their opinions, and providing positive reinforcement fulfill that need.
The Impact of Non-Traditional Families in the Twenty-First Century The image of the American family looks and functions very differently than families of the past few decades. Men and women raised in the 1950's and 1960's when programs such as "Ozzie and Harriet" and "Father Knows Best" epitomized the average family, are likely to find themselves in situations that have changed dramatically. ...
Making time for one another is very important. Find the time to eat dinner together, cuddle on the couch, or take a walk. Find shared interests and activities that give the couple some time together, and talk openly about the relationship. Most importantly, Pick the battles wisely, Because a relationship is going to have a lot of them. It’s normal for couples to fight and face challenges. The important thing is how we handle each of them. A couple can’t possibly argue. over every little difference of opinion they both have. Both people have to be willing to compromise. If these steps are considered, married couples could possibly avoid a very harsh, and hurtful experience, divorce.