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3 tips for staving off divorce and keeping your marriage strong

On Behalf of | Jul 12, 2021 | Divorce, Family Law |

The average number of marriages ending in divorce in the nation dropped considerably between 2009 and 2019, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 9News reported that Colorado saw its lowest divorce rate in five years in 2020, but experts predicted a spike in dissolution of marriages in 2021.

If you want to safeguard your marriage from breaking apart, you need to be proactive.

1. Communicate effectively and openly

Part of being an adult and being in a relationship is communicating. If you have an issue, talk about it with your spouse calmly. Do not stew on it or expect your partner to figure it out without you ever bringing it up. Express your point with words and then listen closely to your significant other. Resolve conflicts without yelling, accusations or the use of tactics like the silent treatment that only deepen the growing divide between you two.

2. Choose compromise

In a marriage, you have to consider the other person because you two are a partnership now, together against the world. As a result, you may have to bend sometimes. Try seeing things from your spouse’s point of view and suggesting resolutions that satisfy both of you to some extent.

3. Show your love

Sometimes you become so used to having someone around that you begin taking it for granted, causing your partner to feel unappreciated. Say “I love you ” frequently or write it down on little sticky notes and place them in secret places only your spouse accesses. Surprise your loved ones with flowers or a night out. Spend time with your husband or wife that you suggest and just be there to offer comfort, support and companionship when needed.

Marriage requires constant work. Putting in time and effort may strengthen yours and prevent a divorce.

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