One of the most stressful experiences in life is a divorce. Nobody expects their marriage to end in divorce yet half of all marriages do end in divorce.

Why do so many marriages fail…

It’s tough to grow and change along with another person especially with all of life’s demands.  Careers, kids and financial issues all work against easy and open communications. Life is stressful! Most couples let their time together slip away as home life becomes more demanding.  And, we all bring to the relationship our own baggage that can make us feel insecure, jealous, lonely, bitter, etc.

What can you do…

Start with a commitment to improve your relationship.  At least one person in the relationship has to have a strong desire to work things out and stay together.  It’s not enough to bide your time in an unhappy marriage until death.  Sometimes, death comes earlier as a result of that strategy.  I have actually seen individuals contract a disease because of the stress of feeling trapped in an unhappy marriage.  It’s best to try to improve the health of your relationship.  Search for what works within your situation that will be appealing for both of you.  It may be picking up a book on relationships or seeing a counselor.

An approach that works and is easy on the budget…

My friend Amy Barnhart, after growing up surrounded by divorce, looked for ways to avoid it in her own marriage.  She teamed up with Dr. Dana Fillmore to put together a great program that helps couples stay together without the time commitment and expense of seeing a counselor.  Take a look at these FREE Videos to see if this might be the thing that gets your marriage back on track.