It is estimated that more than 50 percent of the marriages that are being performed all over the world today will lead to separation, divorce or annulment.
Ironically, although couples have chosen to part ways, such a separation has proved to be a traumatic and stressful event for both of them.
If your marriage is on the rocks or you and your spouse are half-hearted about the impending divorce proceedings, there are ways by which you can prevent the divorce from happening and still save your marriage.
Marriage counselors have outlined the following steps below by which you can stop your divorce and go about saving marriage…
Step #1: Find the root cause of your marital problems.
The most important step to saving marriage is discovering the root cause of all your marital woes. This can only be achieved by openly discussing the matter with your spouse.
Take note though that this can be a difficult and painful task especially if you are afraid of creating new wounds and further exposing existing heartbreaks. If you feel that you cannot discuss the issues civilly without breaking into a fight, you can ask for help from a mediator, such as trusted relatives from both sides or close friends.
Step #2: Fix the problem
Once you have the identified the cause of your marital problems, the next step is to find ways by which you can resolve them. You need to make compromises in order to save the marriage.
If you are unsure of how you can go about fixing your marital woes, you can consult with a marriage counselor or seek help from your local priest or pastor.
Step #3: Re-Discover the Reasons Why You Married in the First Place
Although it may be difficult for you to remember your reasons why you decided to get married in the first place, it is vital that both you and your spouse realize that such a moment did indeed exist in your past. Try to look back on the good times of your marriage.
You can also reflect on the bad times when you were able to solve your problems together. If you remember these moments, it will be easy for you to find ways by which you can prevent your divorce and save your marriage.
Step #4: Make a Commitment to Start Anew
Once you have resolved to work out your problems, you and your spouse should make a commitment to start anew. This means giving your marriage a fresh, new start. Focus more on the good times and memories rather than linger on the bad. Try to accept each other’s differences and work out compromises.
Although these steps may seem very difficult to do, they are crucial especially if you are sincere in your desire of preventing your divorce from pushing through and saving your marriage.
As they say, “Love is sweeter the second time around.” If you forgive and forget all hurts and take positive steps to compromise and accept each other’s faults, there is a very strong chance that you will be able to save your marriage.