Keeping your marriage strong is not always an easy thing to do. Sometimes, life directs you to an unexpected turn that gets you nowhere but down. Left unchecked, marriage may deteriorate faster than you have expected. The problem here is, most couples seek marriage help when too much damage have already been done. And the problems just keep on damaging the relationship because they remain unsolved
Don’t let the situation take control of your relationship, take note of the following tips:
Be open to change and be changed
Marriage is a bond between two unique sets of individuals, each with its own attitude and behavior. So to become successful, one has to recognize their differences and be willing to change for the sake of the other and vice-versa.
Set your standards high
Couples are much happier if they have high standards for each other. This is because they have lower tolerance level to unacceptable behavior that keep the issues solved and their partner checked.
Avoid being too critical
Relationship is always coupled with argument, but when you fight, never, avoid giving personal attacks against your partner. This will only steer you from the real issue and will never solve the real reason why you are fighting in the first place.
Learn to finish the argument with a solution
Leaning how to exit arguments allows couples to create meaningful solution before the fight goes out of control. To argue is not to prove that you are right and he or she is wrong, it is about opening up the problem and working together to create a lasting solution.
Seek help early
Again, this is the most crucial step. Remember this: an average couple waits 6 years before recognizing the need for marriage help for their problems (and keep in mind too that half of the marriages that end up in vain happens during the first 7 years). In other words, a great number of couples live unhappily for a very long time.