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With the divorce rates rising steadily each and every year in the U.S., it is vital that you and your spouse fight hard to prevent becoming another statistic. I think it’s safe to say that we all know at least one couple who have gotten a divorce in the past few years. For the most part, it’s sad that the marriage cannot be worked through and that the end result is the two involved cutting ties.
Just look at these various divorce rate statistics…
It seems that the more times a person marries, the more likely they are to gain more divorces under their belt! In order to prevent this from happening once – or more – try safeguarding your marriage from problems that lead to splitting up.
How to Safeguard Your Marriage Against Divorce
1. Always keep the lines of communication open.
For too often, divorce results when a man and woman have lost the ability to effectively communicate. What little speaking they do is usually yelled at each other in a very hateful tone. To prevent or remedy this, be sure to take turns talking. No interruptions are allowed. If you need to, jot down your problems, thoughts, or anything else before the conversation so that you are sure everything is discussed.
2. Be honest with one another – ALWAYS!
Communication alone isn’t the true shield against divorce. Honesty is a highly important factor as well. If you know how to speak to each other and can do so without keeping secrets or telling lies, your marriage is likely to withstand the test of time and anything life throws at you.
3. Make time for one another.
Date nights shouldn’t be a thing of the past just because you two tied the knot! It’s important to keep the romance kindled throughout the life a married couple shares. Never allow kids, work, or other issues to come between you and quality time with your spouse.
4. Handle finances together.
This probably should have been #1 on the list – because money is often the cause for a divorce. It’s essential that both parties in the marriage tackle the finances together. If not, money will be spent without being accounted for, bills will go past due, and the tension in your marriage will become so thick over these issues that you can cut it with a knife!