Every couple has marriage issues—you are bound to disagree on some things over a lifetime together! It is how you deal with these differences that determines whether your marriage will overcome marriage issues or end in divorce. Luckily, you can learn the skills to deal positively and lovingly with the challenges that life throws at your marriage.
See if any of these most common divorce-causing marriage issues ring true for your relationship, and find out how Power of Two’s unique coaching approach can help.
We just don’t communicate very well—all we do is argue.
You’ve probably heard before that communication is an essential part of any healthy marriage. It’s true! Frustratingly, despite being a learned skill, nobody bothers to teach couples how to communicate well. Thousands of professionals take classes for every year in order to be better at their jobs! Why not spouses?
Power of Two doesn’t just tell you to “communicate better”; the program gives you solid skills for clear, compassionate and effective communication in your relationship. You can learn how to prompt your spouse to communicate back, regulate emotions and prevent arguments, and work collaboratively towards satisfying solutions to marriage issues.
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There’s no passion or spark in our marriage
Growing apart is a huge marriage problem for many couples. Before you despair, know this: researchers have found that initial rush of feeling madly in love only lasts up to two years at most. If you’ve committed to someone for a lifetime, your feelings for each other will fluctuate over that time. Sometimes your love will be a low, steady burn, and other times a fiery passion. Don’t be concerned that not feeling “crazy in love” all the time means you married the wrong person…or that you will never feel that way again.
Still, growing distant and loosing sexual connection is a real bummer. Luckily, you can learn how to put the spark back in your relationship. Power of Two has an entire library fun, easy activities to increase the warmth and positivity in your relationship and help you rediscover the daily joy of being in a romantic partnership.
I don’t trust him/her anymore
He lied and cheated, she gambled or made a stupid deal… people do make mistakes, and many mistakes are repairable (for cases where they are not, see our article on good reasons for divorce). Recovering from a trust betrayal requires a strong commitment to change in the erring spouse and the full support of the other. Power of Two can help you work through the challenges of rebuilding trust and provide a guide for making sure the behavior never happens again. It’s possible for a marriage to come out even stronger!
Most divorces in America today take place for these three marriage issues. Sadly, most couples give up on their marriages without knowing that these issues can actually be repaired. Become a member of Power of Two and learn how a skills-approach to marriage counseling can help save your marriage.