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Ways to Resolve Marital Problems

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 13, 2011
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No marriage is perfect and if someone claims otherwise then are probably living in a thought bubble! Every marriage is like a rollercoaster ride. Every low will be followed by an amazing high! Therefore, you need to deal and resolve marital issues so that the relationship can be cherished for the longest period of time.

 

Ways to Resolve Marital Problems

 

Be Proactive

 

You cannot expect your partner to take the first step. If you have identified a marital conflict in your relationship and believe that it needs to be resolved then you have act upon it. It doesn’t matter who takes the first step. The crucial thing here is that a problem has raised its head and it requires your immediate attention.

 

Bring Your Issues to the Table

 

There is no point in keeping all your issues inside. You need to come clean and discuss the problem with your spouse. Not enough can be said about the benefits of communication in a marriage. The moment you discuss your problem your spouse is made aware of your discomfort. And in most cases it is found that both partners have been feeling the same thing.

 

Have Healthy Arguments

 

There is absolutely no point in ping ponging insults and hurling abuses at each other when you are trying to resolve a marital problem. You can argue and have a difference of opinion, keeping in mind that insulting the other partner will only worsen the issue. Keep your cool and try and understand the problem.

 

Be Positive

 

Remember that if you have already made up your mind that nothing good is going to come out of the current situation at hand, then probably nothing will. A positive outlook is necessary and pessimism will only add to the hurt. It will also close your mind regarding the conflict because you have convinced yourself that all is lost.

 

Give Each Other Space

 

Smothering has never helped anybody. Give each other some space to rationalise and think over the problem. In case of a major marital conflict, you cannot expect an overnight solution. Space will help the two of you think about the marital problem with a renewed perspective.

 

Seek a Third Opinion

 

Help from outside when it comes to resolving marital problems can be in the form of a common friend, relative or even a qualified professional. However, remember that it should always be a mutual decision. The two of you should have agreed to the fact there is the need of involving another person’s point of view. A third person will see the marital problem with an objective eye and that might help in bringing a brand new angle to the forefront.

 

Trust Each Other

 

All said and done, if you do not trust your spouse and the marriage, then probably nothing will be able to help your relationship. You have to trust that your partner will work with you towards resolving this marital conflict. And if there is trust lacking, then instilling trust will the first step to solving your marital problem.

 

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