5 Key Signs of a Failing Marriage and what to do about it
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Watch out for these 5 key signs of a failing marriage…
Communication Breakdown: If you’re experiencing a breakdown in communication with your spouse, it’s important to make an effort to improve your communication skills. This could involve setting aside dedicated time to talk, actively listening to your partner, and avoiding criticism or defensiveness. Consider seeking the help of a marriage counsellor or therapist if you’re having trouble communicating on your own.
Emotional distance: If you’re feeling emotionally disconnected from your spouse, it’s important to address this issue head-on. Try to identify the root cause of the emotional distance, and work on ways to reconnect. This could involve making time for intimacy, engaging in shared activities or hobbies, or simply spending quality time together without distractions.
Lack of trust: If trust has been breached in your marriage, it’s important to take steps to repair it. This could involve seeking the help of a therapist or counsellor, being transparent and honest with each other and making a commitment to rebuilding trust over time.
Differences in values or priorities: If you and your spouse have fundamental differences in your values, goals, or priorities, it’s important to find ways to compromise and work together. This could involve seeking the help of a mediator or therapist, or finding creative solutions to your differences that allow both of you to feel heard and respected.
Contempt and criticism: If you or your spouse engage in contemptuous or critical behaviours towards each other, it is important to address this issue immediately. Consider seeking the help of a therapist or counsellor and make a commitment to treating each other with kindness and respect, even when you disagree.
Remember that a failing marriages doesn’t necessarily mean that divorce is inevitable. With effort, commitment, and the help of a professional, it’s possible to overcome these challenges and build a stronger, healthier marriage.
This article contains original content from The Relationship Room.