Couples in Colorado who are struggling in their marriage may think divorce is the only option. Sometimes people rush into divorce without really thinking about the consequences or trying to make the relationship work. While there are circumstances in which divorce is the right decision, some couples may be able to save their marriage if they ask tough questions and do the work it takes to turn things around.

According to Very Well Mind, there are things that both spouses can do to strengthen a crumbling marriage. These include:

  • Communicating regularly
  • Banishing the thought of divorce
  • Treating the other with respect and forgiving quickly
  • Giving each other enough, but not too much, space
  • Agreeing to, and following, a budget
  • Dating on a regular basis

If doing these is not getting the results each wants, it is important to get help from a professional. Some people who can help include counseling and religious leaders.

While working on things together may often prevent divorce, Live About discusses situations in which it is right to end the marriage. One is if there is abuse of some kind. It is important to get out of relationships in which there is physical abuse, but emotional abuse can be just as bad. If one or both of the partners has addiction issues, this is often a good reason to divorce because the person is often unfixable.

When it comes to infidelity, couples may be able to work through a one-time screw-up, but if it is ongoing, it is difficult to regain trust. Money is an area in which couples often fight, but if one spouse has an issue with overspending and building up debt, this may lead to divorce.