Every couple has their problems, just like every individual in their world has their own problems. Whether your marriage suffers due to a lack of communication or from frequent fights, it is time to address these problems. A passive attitude will result in resentment and other negative emotions building up. You can fix your marriage and create a happier relationship by addressing your problems now, even if it seems that you are headed for a divorce.

What’s Do You Fight About?

If you and your spouse have some recurring fights, you need to address these issues once and for all. Keep in mind that there might be hidden reasons behind your fights. You might, for instance, fight over trivial things because there are negative emotions on both sides linked to issues that are not addressed. Couples often fight about money, parenting styles, or chores.

Do You Meet Each Other’s Needs?

You can build a successful marriage by being attentive to each other’s needs. Your spouse should provide you with attention, support and affection and you should do the same for them.

If your marriage is not meeting these basic needs, you need to bring up this issue to the attention of your spouse. It’s very important that you talk about what you expect from the relationship and about what you can do to meet each other’s needs. You will find that small gestures and simple things such as spending quality time together can really make a difference.

 Do You Still Communicate Positively?

A lot of marriage problems stem from a lack of communication. You might talk with your spouse and be able to have conversations without fighting. However, you should also be able to communicate about your emotions and to talk about the things you would like to change in the relationship.

Be a good listener when your spouse communicates with you and take some time to think of some things you could do to improve communication in your marriage. Acknowledging that there is a lack of positive communication and that you each need to address some issues or feelings is a good start.

Is There Resentment In Your Marriage?

Resentment can build up in a marriage if issues are not addressed. This very commonly happens. You or your spouse might experience resentment and anger due to specific events, but resentment can also build up over the years due to small things.

Ask yourself if you have any negative feelings towards your spouse and ask them to do the same. At the right time, do bring these up and talk about these feelings. At the same time, look for things you can change so you can eliminate resentment.

If there has seen something such as an affair, do get some professional help so if you choose, you can take the and make the necessary changes to rebuild trust and preventative techniques to begin to heal and forgive if that is your choice.  (I am not saying that is always the choice to be made because it depends a lot on the circumstances.)

Addressing these marriage problems will help you improve the quality of your relationship. Please take some time to think about your marriage, what is happening right now, what needs to change for this to be a healthy relationship for you both.

Naturally, you will encourage your spouse to do the same so that you can get together and find solutions to your problems.

 

 

 

Following are tips to help strengthen your marriage. But first, check out my products related to marriage health.

  • facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail

Are You Both Able to Fulfill the Above?

Unfortunately, you may be one of many couples who have allowed serious problems to go on for long, it is nearly impossible for you to have respectful and kind conversations as described above.

In these cases, your emotions and negative feelings may be so strong, that you really need to seek outside help. If so, there are marriage coaches, counselors or therapists who specialize in helping couples recharge their marriages. If you choose to look locally, be certain you find what I can a marriage friendly professional.

Ask about their success rate and philosophy. Some do not value marriage and think there is a quick fix by divorcing.

You have nothing to lose by getting help! After over 25 years of working with hundreds of couples, I am still totally awed by what I consider the miraculous turnarounds in couple’s marriages!

     

    An Expert’s Guide to Keeping the Flame of Your Marital Love Blazing

    Several of the things I have learned through my 30 plus years of listening, counseling and coaching is that marriage requires a lot of self-awareness and tuning into our partners needs as well as our own. Along with these requirements, of course, we are always keeping...

    HOW TO KEEP YOUR MARRIAGE ALIVE – Waverly”s

    An Expert’s Guide to Keeping the Flame of Your Marital Love Blazing - Waverlys Several of the things I have learned through my 30 plus years of listening , counseling and coaching is that marriage requires a lot of self-awareness and tuning into our partners needs as...

    Marriage Tips to Make Your Marriage Happier

    Who wouldn’t want to make their marriage happier and could use a marriage tip or two. When you begin to set aside time for each other again, as well as yourself, you’ll be amazed at the dramatic difference it makes. However, often when we get so busy with life’s...

    Divorce Attorney Offers Relationship Advice

    Shared by Waverly J. Hanson with permission of The Macomb Daily by Susan Smiley     Most people don’t know each other as well as they think they do. Clinton Township attorney Anthony Urbani has been practicing family law for more than 30 years. Through...

    Benefits of Committed Relationships

    We have a powerful need and desire for coupling that drives us into and out of relationships. The desire for partnership is pervasive and universal, reaching back to the origin of our species, spanning almost every culture and civilization. 85% of us marry at least...

    Is We Just Drifted Apart Inevitable?

    Have you heard "We Just Drifted Apart" being used as a “reason” for divorce at least dozens of times? To me this statement is made like it is something seemingly ”inevitable” that just “happens” without cause. Does this statement seem to you to be made almost as a...

    Build A Strong Foundation: Marriage Advice

    How to Build a Strong Foundation for Your Relationship Because break-ups tend to occur at the beginning of a relationship, it is important that you begin building a strong relationship at the beginning. When you develop a relationship that is healthy from the...

    Who Wants A Happy Marriage? Who wouldn’t?

    What does it take to make a happy marriage? Is it staying forever in the euphoric state where you were when you first met? Pretty unrealistic, because none of us are perfect! Not really, because that is a stage where you are at least 6 feet off the ground and cannot...

    How To Have A Happy Marriage

    Most people want a Happy Marriage If you're like most people, you think about having a dream wedding and a happy marriage with a person that you truly love and adore. There's nothing more beautiful than being committed to one person for the rest of your life and...

    Want Marriage Help – Use Real Communication

    The importance of communication. In any successful relationship, kind and respectful communication is an important key ingredient. When you are in a relationship where you don’t feel that you can honestly communicate with your partner you might want to think about...
    Waverly Hanson
    • facebook
    • Pinterest
    • Gmail

    Waverly Hanson

    Marriage Counselor & Author

    In my personal life, I have had a long successful marriage and have remarried following my husband's death.  I have had three sons and helped raise a niece for three years and have seven grandchildren.  I have loved spending time with them as they were growing up.

    I also enjoy getting together with family and friends, ATVing in the mountains, photography, hiking, and traveling. I also enjoy reading, creating art, decorating, and serving others by volunteering. 

    Assisting couples in rebuilding their marriages has been so rewarding as I've had the privilege of seeing hundreds of couples reunite and get back to being positively connected to one another. 

    I also work with personal development and those who want to move forward by making positive improvements such as goal setting, self-care, boundaries, behavioral improvements, overcoming procrastination, conflict management, etc.

    Pin It on Pinterest