Have you ever felt that you and are your spouse are navigating rocky waters? Have things gotten to a point where you don't know where to even begin in making them right? All couples endure challenges in their years together. The approach that you take in working to become a stronger couple will make all the difference. Here are 5 ways to fix a troubled marriage.
5 Ways to Fix a Troubled Marriage
1. Identify the Problems and Set your Goal
Before you can begin trying to make things right with your spouse, you must take a careful look at your marriage and identify those things that are presenting challenges. Take caution to not go into this meeting of the minds in an accusatory way. Instead, set the tone that it is a meeting set to help you achieve the common goal of becoming stronger and rediscovering the kind of marriage that you both want.
Not sure where to start in sorting out your challenges? Have a copy of the vows that you spoke on your wedding day and use it as a checklist. Go through each thing that you promised yourselves (and God) to make sure that you are both living up to those promises. Then create a list of those things that you would like to work to change.
2. Work Together
Rarely, when there are problems in a marriage, is it the fault of one person. Instead, a variety of actions, on both parts, likely led to where you are now. Once you have identified what changes need to be made in your relationship, it’s time to start working. Set up a plan for the ways that you will both work to become stronger for one another (and your marriage). Then get started in making those changes. Check in with one another on a weekly basis to talk about progress being made and where you are still working on growing.