Occasionally I hear from couples or individuals who are truly struggling in their marriage. Recently I heard back from one such wife who reports her marriage has made a complete turnaround. They overcame a period of disconnection and infidelity after a period of hard work in individual counseling. A couples’ retreat (Weekend to Remember) served as a time of reprioritizing and reuniting. The degree of improvement surprised them. Many couples never realize what can be accomplished if they have the right intervention.
I’m celebrating with this couple and thankful for them and their four young children that the marriage is strong and happy once again. If your marriage is in a down cycle or in crisis, don’t give up hope; a turnaround is possible. The marriage is in grave danger when one or both partners give up hope and stop trying to improve the relationship. Serious problems often require professional help to determine if you can get past them as a couple. If you are struggling in your relationship, check out my resources page for books, web sites and tips on finding a pro-marriage counselor.
Weinergate and the issue of infidelity in a new marriage from Huffington Post.
Please read and share your feedback on “How children of divorce can turn the tide,” a post I wrote for the Coalition for Divorce Reform.
Check out my guest post at Intimacy in Marriage: “Are you sacrificing your sexual intimacy on the altar of ideal conditions?”
See if you can come up with “Two words for a better marriage” from Simple Marriage.