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Is Your Marriage On The Rocks? 7 Questions To Ask Yourself

Author : Tony Mase


There's good news and bad news when it comes to today's marriages. On the bright side, the divorce rate has gone down a bit. However, the number of unhappy marriages has gone up - meaning couples are "trying to stick it out", rather than get divorced.

Why are so many people staying in marriages that make them miserable? Some do it for the kids. Others don't want to be associated with the stigma of divorce. Others just hate admitting they made a mistake when they walked down the aisle.

When a marriage goes south, it's not something that happens all at once or on one day. Instead, it can be a lengthy process that's painful on both sides. Usually, both husband and wife first refuse to believe their marriage is in real trouble. Unfortunately, though, the longer a bad marriage drags on, the worse it is for everyone involved. In these cases, husband and wife have been miserable for so long they just can't be amicable.

So, how do you know if your marriage is in trouble? Ask yourself these 7 questions:

1. Do you have fun together?

Remember the good 'ol days, when it seemed like you and your spouse could have done anything together and made it fun? Even something like a trip to the dentist was more enjoyable if the other one was there! But, now, if it seems like every night out is a disaster - and you would have been better off just staying home - you could have a problem. After all, your spouse is supposed to be your best friend. If you don't enjoy your time together, that's a bad sign.

2. Are you happier when your spouse isn't around?

If you've gone way past not having fun together and you only feel like you can relax and unwind when your spouse isn't home, your marriage is in trouble.

3. Has your sex life become non-existent?

This is a classic example of a troubled marriage - and one of the most common issues talked about in marriage counseling. Even worse, it may be a sign one of you is having an affair.

4. Have compliments gone by the wayside?

When you first got married, your spouse probably told you how nice you looked or what a great job you did with dinner. If those compliments seem like a lifetime ago, there could be a problem. And, if it seems like all of those compliments have been replaced with criticisms - and neither of you feels like you can do anything right - there's a definite issue.

5. Do you always argue about the future?

If it seems like there's always turmoil whenever you discuss anything beyond tomorrow, it could be a sign the two of you just aren't on the same page.

6. Have you turned into the maid?

Don't underestimate the power of neatness! Many couples wind up resenting each other if one is always cleaning up after the other. And, if it seems like your spouse's messy habits have gotten worse, you may feel like you're not being respected - and that's a surefire sign your marriage is in trouble.

7. Are your spending habits totally different?

If one of you is a saver and the other is a spender, it can lead to fights - especially if bills aren't getting paid.

If you're troubled by the answers to these questions, what can you do?

If you think your marriage is in trouble, seek professional help. Whether you talk to a therapist or get some advice in books or online, the sooner you do it, the better. After all, the longer you let your emotions fester, the higher your chances of winding up with a marriage that simply can't be fixed.


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Tony Mase is a serious student of the works of Wallace D. Wattles and the publisher of the A Powerful Life: The Lost Writings of Wallace D. Wattles ebook that includes Marital Unhappiness: A New Remedy by Wallace D. Wattles along with 24 other rare books and articles by Wallace D. Wattles. Grab your copy now at: http://www.wallacedwattles.com

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