Can I Save My Marriage by Myself?

Posted on June 24, 2018 By

I can not inform you how often I hear this particular question.   It’s so typical that once a marriage is in genuine trouble or heading for divorce, there has been so many days of frustration  with no quality that something “snaps” in one of the partners and the person either leaves or even becomes no longer receptive, essentially trimming the other spouse (and the marriage) off. I am asked by so many husbands and wives how they may save their marriage when they would be the only ones interested in doing so.   People want to know how if they can actually save their marriages  single handedly  or if they are only wasting time and effort or delaying the inevitable. The truth is, you can save your marriage only. To do this, you must control those things and thoughts of the only person  over which you have any real handle – yourself. I’ll describe just how to do this  in the following content.

Don’t Try To Change Your Spouse’s Mind Or Participate In Behaviors That Drive Them Further Away: This is where a lot of people blow it.   Once their husband or wife leaves,   says they are going to, or even are thinking about it, people panic plus feel that they need to do something immediately in order to rectify the situation.   So they will follow their spouses around. They engage. They beg. They discussion with their spouses, tell them why they may be wrong to want to split up, make an effort to make them feel guilty, and do everything that they could to change the spouse’s mind.  

The only thing that this is usually accomplishing is pushing your spouse even further. Although this behavior is completely easy to understand, it only brings about negative feelings. In essence by acting in this way, you’re basically saying to your husband or wife “your feelings aren’t valid. You are wrong to want to be happy and in a healthy relationship.”

Who wants to hear this? The better way to handle this is to state something like “I understand why you are frustrated. You’re asking for change and for things to be better and you are entitled to feel that way. I am committed to helping you achieve this.”

See the difference? You are usually validating them and not putting all of them on the defensive. Just doing this only will help diffuse negative feelings plus tension.

Don’t Promise You’re Going To Change Or Swear Things Will Be Different. Instead, Show Them With Your Actions: If you’re marriage is in trouble and then you¡¯re trying to save it alone, then your problems have probably been brewing plus building for a long time. Telling your spouse that you are currently going to change or promising that will things are going to be different is very prone to fall on deaf ears.

They’ve heard this before and yet right here you still are in this awful location. They likely aren’t going to think you because the change has possibly not happened or it have not happened to their satisfaction.   It’s unrealistic to expect them to believe that switch is going to magically occur now in order to hasn’t before.

So, your only choice that will show them you are actually genuine this time is to show them alter with your actions.   Don’t attempt to make them feel guilty or remorseful. Move forward knowing that their feelings are usually valid and deserve your complete attention.

The truth is, it’s very most likely that you know exactly what they want.   You’ve likely been arguing about no matter what is harming your marriage for quite a while.   And, you know what makes them joyful because you’ve done it prior to – when you were first courting and when they fell madly deeply in love with you the first time.

What If Your Spouse Isn’t Speaking To You Or Won’t Let You Show Them You’ve Changed? When Is It Too Late To Save The Marriage Yourself?: Many people who read my articles show me “everything you’ve said makes sense and I want to show my husband / wife that things can and will change, but they won’t let me or they aren’t speaking to me, etc.”

I believe that it is really never in its final stages to save a marriage (except in cases associated with abuse). As long as one celebration is willing to take the steps plus make the changes, it can certainly be achieved.  

If your spouse is not open to or isn’t taking for you, you will just have to take smaller infant steps and be a bit more patient.      

The truth is, there always are legitimate reasons that you will need to talk to or interact with your spouse and when you need to do, you will then display this best edition of yourself — the open up, easy going, loving person that they very first fell in love with.    

However, with that said, don’t try to go over the very best to “prove” yourself to them.   Don’t communicate with them too much or even follow them around. This will simply make you appear clingy, needy, plus unattractive.

They may doubt a person at first or wonder what video game you’re playing, but keep directly on doing it because eventually, as they remain exposed to this person, they will start to stop questioning it and ideally will eventually just enjoy it. (**

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