A broken marriage is a relationship where the spouses have given up. Your marriage can be broken as a result of years of not addressing your issues or might be the result of a hurtful event. Here is how to fix a broken marriage and avoid a divorce.

Learn To Talk To Your Spouse Again

You need to find a way to open up communication with your spouse. This can be difficult if your marriage has been suffering from a lack of communication or if there are some hurt feelings between you and your spouse. You might benefit from spending a very short time apart from your spouse so things can cool down.

Meet in a neutral place and tell them you would like to get a chance to make things right. Agree not to bring up some topics that would lead to a really ugly fight until you have had some time to work out your feelings.

Address Personal Issues

It is important to have a talk with your spouse to determine if personal issues could be the root of your marital problems. One of the spouses having emotional problems, an addiction or a psychological problem can result in a marriage crisis.

Focus on getting the help needed for each of your own issues before focusing on the marriage. Be certain also to provide your spouse with the support they need while they work on their own issues.

Address Your Issues As A Couple

Every couple has issues. Make an effort to sit down with your spouse and identify what these issues are. If possible, look for the deeper issues that might not be obvious at first and ask yourself how these issues could be resolved.

The goal is to build a marriage where both spouses can be happy, fulfilled and satisfied. It is important that the relationship meets the needs of both spouses. Marriages usually fail because the relationship does not meet the needs of one spouse or both spouses.

Commit To Doing Things Differently

Now that you know how to fix a broken marriage, it is time to take action. You and your spouse need to commit to making some changes. Look for specific things you can do on a daily basis to slowly build the relationship that will make you and your spouse more fulfilled and your marriage more enjoyable.

If your spouse does not seem willing to work on things, show them that you are fully committed and start making some changes on your side to become a better spouse.




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Do Whatever It Takes

Saving your marriage is not going to be easy. It’s important that you are prepared to put your marriage first and to do whatever it takes to save the marriage. You will have to make compromises and put time and effort into the relationship.

Make sure you get some alone time to recharge and don’t hesitate to reach out to friends and relatives for support. Just be certain that you do not share intimate details with those outside your marriage.  If you do, often others take sides and get into your personal business where they do not belong.

You can avoid getting a divorce if you take action and make some changes to your marriage. These tips will help you get started but you should consider getting help from a marriage counselor also if you are unable to work through things alone.

When problems have become very serious, often it is extremely difficult to work things out without an outside perspective. I am encouraging you to find a marriage friendly counselor, coach or therapist, with a great success record.

They can give you a totally different perspective and loads of ideas of how to repair and rebuild your marriage.


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    Waverly Hanson

    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.