6 Easy Ways To Prevent Divorce


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In our culture, just about everything is disposable. Marriage shouldn't be.

4. Pamper each other. Who doesn't love to be pampered? Don't forget to show your partner how special they are. Consider breakfast in bed, a foot massage, a hot bubble bath, or flowers for no reason.

5. Listen. It sounds so simple. All you need to do is really listen to what your partner is telling you. The sad fact is that most people don't fully listen to their partner. You'd be amazed at how potent it can be when you are fully present and listening. Don't interrupt with advice or a story about how something similar happened to you or someone you knew. Just listen. What are they really telling you? How is what they are telling you affecting them? Remember, the last thing you want is someone else coming along who will listen when you no longer do.


6. Respect and support your partner. Are you really showing your partner the respect and support you would want? Consider their views and values when making decisions that affect the two of you or your family. It doesn't mean that you need to agree with everything they say or do. It does mean that you should be respectful of their unique views, opinions, and values.

Lastly, and this may be the most important tip, don't forget to have fun and enjoy each others' company. You married this person for many reasons. Some of them may have been subtle and not in your conscious mind. Don't toss your marriage aside for the next new and exciting thing—unless and until you're certain that what you have isn't what you really wanted all along.

This article was originally published at . Reprinted with permission.
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