The good news is that divorce rates are dropping across the US. The bad news is that 39% of marriages will still end in divorce.
Are you and your mate having marriage problems right now? Are you wondering if divorce is the answer? Or are you more interested in preventing divorce and salvaging your relationship?
In this post, we’ll discuss how to prevent divorce and get your marriage back on track. Keep reading to learn more.
Communicate (And Communicate More)
In 2018, the average family spent 37 minutes of “quality time” together each day. Fast-forward a few years through a pandemic, working from home, and an endless parade of social media, and that figure has dropped even lower.
Does it seem like you go for days without having a real conversation with your spouse? Without that communication, how can you share your interests, worries, or expectations?
Make it a goal to spend 30 minutes of uninterrupted time communicating each day. Find a quiet place to sit, talk, and really listen to each other. If possible, schedule a weekly date night away from the kids and the pressures of your jobs.
Set Expectations About Finances
At the heart of many marriage issues is money troubles. It’s not uncommon for ech partner to bring different spending habits and saving habits into the relationship.
The trouble arises when neither of you can agree on how to set (or stick to) a budget or how to save for the future. And the problem will continue until you can sit down and have a calm, clear conversation about the topic.
Look at your bills, agree on a budget, and be determined to stick with it. You should also make a plan for paying off debt and living within your means so you avoid more debt in the future. Hold yourself accountable for your part of the spending and saving plan.
Focus on Wellness
By this, we mean your own wellness. You can’t be a good marriage mate if you’re not taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Are you holding on to old grudges that should have been forgotten long ago? Let them go. Forgive your mate of any past grievances, and you’ll be amazed by how much better and more energized you’ll feel.
It’s easy to become overly casual with our mates, especially in a long marriage. Rekindle that spark by prioritizing a healthy diet and exercise routine. If it’s been a while since you’ve given much thought to your appearance, treat yourself to a makeover to help you feel more attractive.
Some couples also seek out professional help in the form of a marriage counselor or a couples retreat. Find out these reasons why you should consider a romantic couples retreat to help you reconnect.
Now You Know How to Prevent Divorce
There are many reasons not to get divorced, especially if there’s still love left in your marriage. Use the tips listed above to work through your marriage issues and (hopefully) rekindle the spark in your relationship.
Now that you know how to prevent divorce, what’s next? Our site is full of great tips and advice, so stick around and keep browsing.