How to Save a Broken Marriage

How to Save a Broken Marriage

How to Save a Broken Marriage

When you get married to the love of your life, you assume that you will be with that person “til death do us part.”  However, when the end of your relationship seems to be looming closely, you may find yourself wondering how (or if) your relationship can be saved.  If both you and your spouse are willing to fight for your marriage, you may be able to do so with the assistance of others.  Friends, family, and relationship counseling in Winter Garden can be the ingredients to help you salvage your relationship.  These are a few tips from our professionals on how you may be able to save your broken relationship.

Acknowledge the Problems

Before you commit to saving your relationship, you both need to come to terms with the problems that are persisting.  Admitting that you have issues that you need to work on is always the first step.  Once you identify and acknowledge these issues, you can work together to find ways to solve them.  However, you cannot repair a marriage when one of you refuses to admit the problems.  You both need to take this step.

Put in the Work

To repair your relationship, it will take work on both of your parts.  Commit to the process of changing and growing together so that you can repair the issues, trust, and other aspects of your relationship that need work. 

Make Your Relationship a Priority

When your life is busy with work or other responsibilities, it can be easy to neglect the needs of your spouse.   During tough times, you should avoid any unnecessary social or work obligations and instead spend the time focusing on your relationship.  Skip the optional lunch get-togethers with coworkers and say no to a night out with your friends.  Stay home and work on your relationship to show your spouse that they are your priority.

Spend Quality Time Together

Even though you may live in the same house, you may still feel like you never spend time with your spouse.  It is important to carve out time in your schedule to spend quality time together.  Go out and date each other a few times per month so that you can have intimate, personal conversations.  Invest in one another by scheduling time to be together.

Work on Intimacy

A successful marriage also requires a close, intimate relationship as well.  Do not be afraid to introduce new things into your intimate relationship and give time to work on this aspect of your relationship.  Set up nights to focus on your partner’s needs.  Try new things to see what is best for the both of you.

These are just a few tips from the pros that may help you save a broken marriage and maybe even bounce back stronger than ever.  When you are willing to put in the work, you should consider relationship counseling in Winter Garden to repair the wounds of your marriage.  Contact the professionals at Orlando Thrive Therapy to hear more about our approach today.

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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.