Every marriage has periods of ebb and flow. And sometimes those ebbs become a full-blown marital crisis. It can be a scary time as you wonder if you should stay or go or your mind is filled worry that your partner is slipping through your hands no matter how tightly you try to hold on.
Start by simplifying your view of your situation. Stuck in a Bad Marriage? These Are Your Three Choices.
Making the decision to divorce is one of the most important choices you will ever make in your life. It’s a time where emotions run high and it can be challenging to think through all of your options rationally. Begin here. Should You Divorce? 12 Questions to Consider.
When a marriage is in crisis, it can be challenging to sort out what we need to do for ourselves and what is right for our partners. Start by asking, What Do You Owe Your Spouse?
If you’re determined to try to get your marriage back on track, consider these Steps For Breaking Out of a Negative Feedback Loop.
Marriages are at risk for a variety of unhealthy patterns. Make sure you’re aware of The Unintended Consequences of Overreacting.
One of the hardest positions to be in is to feel the powerlessness of single-handedly trying to rescue a flagging relationship. How to Save a Marriage in Ten Steps.
And while you’re at it, make sure you know these Do’s and Don’ts When Your Partner Withdraws.
And I leave you with this thought:
I see the vows as like the wheels on a bicycle. Ideally, both are fully functioning and working in concert. If one tire is a little flat, the other can help support the weight for a time until the tire is re-inflated. If one wheel is bent, the ride may not be over as long as the metal is hammered back into shape. Yet if one wheel is removed, the bicycle is useless no matter how hard the remaining wheel works. And it’s time to either find a new wheel or learn how to ride a unicycle.