With an astonishing divorce rate and a fast paced world that relies on instant satisfaction, it may not be surprising that many may be wondering how to fix a marriage. Patience is a virtue many may not harbor in the society we live in today. With fast food, the internet, pornography and the unrealistic standards our culture has set for our lives may have inhabited our ability to function with realistic standards, morals, and the patience to create long lasting and substantial relationships.
Many rely on instant satisfaction, a cosmic connection they may feel with someone through intimate relationships and a bond that may seem indestructible because of lust and attraction and can easily become an expectation of love and a forever bond. But what most don’t realize is that it takes much effort and understanding to keep even a friendship for many years.
To be found in a marriage that is failing is not unrealistic but is still deemed as a taboo. By managing to become married and committed to one person for the rest of your lives, harboring children and a life together, you have indulged in a satisfaction most are too quick to accept. Through time and trials love may fade but our society still shows that many divorces may be common but are still embarrassing and a sign of trouble to future suitors and by society as a whole.
To find out how to save a marriage you must first remember why you were in love with this person in the first place. Through much time and the many ups and downs in a relationship someone may find it hard to feel the same way they did in the honeymoon phrase of their relationship. But it is best to remember that this was a phrase. You may have accepted trials and tribulation but a part of you, even the chemistry between you two made it acceptable. To stay kind and thoughtful of your spouse is important, to show you care and to keep it fresh in their hearts that you do have their best interest in mind. This will create the same feelings of love and make them want to increase their efforts as well.
Communication is key when it comes to a relationship. To be comfortable with someone to speak to them about your issues or your concerns makes the most of a relationship. If you cannot communicate in an understanding and compassionate manner with your partner, you will not be able to salvage your relationship. Try to spend time with your spouse as well, to ensure that you are giving them enough attention and making sure they know you care about them and their live aside from your marriage.
Freedom is another key. With the instant satisfaction and the ever growing ability to control your own life it is easy to take on the prospects of controlling someone else’s life. You may think you know best but in reality it is best to take into consideration their feelings and what they want. By being aware of what your expectations and your partners expectations you will better understand the person you love and make better decisions when it comes to the relationship and your life together.