The increasing number of challenges in personal and professional lives has resulted in increased divorce rates. Divorce has now become an easy way to escape from the challenges in life.
If your marriage has been in a tailspin, you or your spouse might be considering divorce. But it’s never too late to turn your marriage around. Changing yourself and the nature of your relationship will help you recover a healthy, fulfilling marriage.
Working on You
1Listen to your partner. Open and honest communication is crucial for a good marriage. Listen patiently when your partner comes to you with problems or concerns about your relationship. Being attentive in conversation will help you understand what makes them unhappy and give you a chance to take action. 
- If you have questions about what you can do to make your partner happier and more satisfied, you should feel free to ask them.
- Expect your partner to listen to you with an equal amount of respect.
- If your partner is verbally abusive, belittling, or refuses to engage in conversation, let them know how their behavior makes you feel – hopeless, alone, and dejected.
2Stay positive. Your spouse fell in love with a happy and emotionally balanced person. If you have become exhausted by conflict in the relationship or no longer feel your marriage is salvageable, take a step back. It’s natural to feel down about conflicts in your relationship, but try to focus on the big picture. When you feel depressed about the state of your relationship, think back on all the good times you’ve had with your spouse.
- Your happiness should not be dependent on the other person. Focus on being the best you can be, even if your partner is not.
- If you expect the worst from your partner, you’re more likely to see and focus on your conflicts and problems. Try to be attentive to subtle, positive changes in how you and your partner interact. Share these positive changes with your partner.