Statistics show 1 in 3 marriages will end in divorce and that the average length is 12 years. With second marriages more likely to fail, taking a closer look at your current circumstances can save you from ending as a statistic.
When marriage has you feeling drained physically and mentally, it can be easy to believe the only action must be divorce. However, depending upon how long you have been together and your shared commitments, it won’t just stop there.
I was drained and ready to leave my marriage. Worn down from the constant barrage of difficulties we had to face from infidelity, miscarriage, depression and financial hardship. We were ill equipped to deal with the stress and allowed it to erode the foundations of our union away.
Thankfully, we had two small children and realised we had to make some drastic changes and pave a new way for ourselves. Thanks to the discoveries I made and the little things I did day in and day out we are now 33 years into a solid relationship that is built on trust and respect, have two happy, stable children and we are happier than ever.
I had to figure out the steps, make mistakes and keep trying different solutions that had a mixture of results. As I felt when I had my children, I wished there were a blueprint that could outline issues and solutions to the problems we had faced. These points would have made difficult areas easier to navigate and reduced the risk of break up and stress.
Through my training as a Wellness Therapist over the last ten years, my work with various clients together with my own marriage difficulties, I have compiled my experience into a condensed version that can help reduce overwhelm within relationships that often derail them and end in breakup or divorce.