Do you want to fix a broken marriage?

Do you think that your marriage is hopeless? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then continue reading. Even though it may seem that you’ve lost the love of your life, the truth is, you can fix your marriage. In this article, we will be looking at a few tips and guidelines that can help you to do just that.


The first tip is to seek out marriage counseling, coaching or therapy very soon.

Many people wait to get help until their marriage has deteriorated a lot. That is why at the earliest sign of marriage problems, you or your spouse need to seek help in the form of a marriage class, retreat or other marriage help.

It is very common for one spouse to be much more open to outside help. So many times one person repeats that you and your spouse can solve your own problems.

In reality, most often, if you as a couple could have solved things between you, you already would have done so.  You as a couple are usually too close to the problems to have the ability to see the big picture. It is too easy to be blaming and defensive.

A marriage friendly experienced counselor, coach or therapist can quickly help you identify the key problems in your relationship. These will often be things that you both may not be aware. Also, they will help you to work through unresolved issues as well as give you both exercises and guidelines on how to fix your marriage.

 Another tip is to learn the art of forgiveness.

I personally believe forgiveness takes time because it is both a decision and a process.  In other articles, I explain how I help couples work through this process later in the process of healing.

Eventually, being able to forgive your partner is essential if you want to move on and move forward with your partner. You cannot keep holding on to past hurts and issues and expect to have a better future. Sure, it will take time to get over things that happened, however, if you really want and decide to do so, it is possible.


It is best not to involve your friends and family in your marriage.

It is best to keep such problems private since by inviting other people into your marriage, will surely hasten its destruction.

Instead of talking to other people, try to talk more with each other. By opening communication and breaking down those walls and barriers, you will both be able to reconnect. Once you reconnect, you will be able to heal your marriage and be happy together once again.


If things have deteriorated so much you are unable to talk together peacefully,

Please do not add further damage to your marriage. When you get an experienced marriage friendly helper involved, you will find it is possible after all to manage your differences.


Plan some fun dates doing things you used to enjoy or brand new activities.

In addition to communicating with each other, you should try going on dates with each other and being romantic.

If you have been together for years, then chances are that the romance has fizzled unless you have nurtured it. It is so easy just to take one another for granted.

This can be resolved by acting as though you’re courting all over again. It can help to bridge that gap between the two of you and inject the love that has been sorely missing.




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Another tip is to take some time apart.

This is an unconventional approach, and I personally believe that time apart needs to be very limited. There also needs to be strong agreements made on how the time apart is to be spent. Some people use this time to act as if they are single and further damage the relationship.


During the cool down period is a great time to start up the marriage help

There is truth in the statement that absence makes the heart grow fonder. By taking some time apart, it is possible you will realize how much you love and miss your spouse. It can also give you the space to work through your issues and help create a stronger bond when you do reunite.


Lastly, our final tip is focus on the positive aspects of your spouse

Instead of focusing on the negative traits, this is a time for letting blame go and concentrating on your own personal piece of responsibility in the relationship.  By doing so, you will magnify the love between the two of you and help heal any old wounds.


In conclusion, we have looked at a few tips on how to fix a broken marriage. These are just a handful of ideas, so be sure to do more research to find other great tips. Once you commit to healing your marriage, then I am certain that you will be successful.

Because I have been part of hundreds of couples reconnecting and enjoying what I consider miraculous turnarounds, it is easy for me to believe your marriage can be fixed even if it has broken any this time.


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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.