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Marriage Problems: Subtle Signs and What to Do

We all know the big flashing red signs, that our marriage has problems and is headed down a critical path. Maybe even headed for divorce. But do we know the more subtle signs that many often miss?

These are marriage problems that people either miss completely or take for granted because they are not important enough to amount to a serious issue in their relationship.

If we don’t learn to be cognizant of the minor issues, they can grow to become big issues quickly. Sometimes we may not realize it until it’s too late.

So, recognizing and addressing these marriage problems early might be the intervention that saves the relationship. Also, solving these issues would hopefully keep problems that ultimately lead to divorce.

Here Are 5 Common But Subtle Marriage Problems To Watch Out For Marriage Problems #1: Communication

Communication is, of course, a major issue in marriage.

Subtle shifts in how you talk to each other should be a warning sign. Do you each make assumptions about what the other person will think or say? Then you do not have a conversation, but get upset with them about their perceived reaction?

I call this “mind-reading”. It is unhealthy and leads to bigger resentments and communication issues. If the couple actually has the conversation, they are often surprised by their partner’s reaction.

Do you become automatically defensive when your partner asks or says something? You are actually mind-reading again. You are attributing the worst possible connotation to what they are saying when it actually might be harmless.

Ask for clarification before becoming defensive and upset. Also, if you notice that more and more of your conversations end in bickering, it is time to take a step back. Think about how you speak

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We all know the big flashing red signs, that our marriage has problems and is headed down a critical path. Maybe even headed for divorce. But do we know the more subtle signs that many often miss?
Do you feel like your relationship needs a spark or has gotten a bit stale? It happens to people all the time. In fact, 6 out of 10 couples will tell you they’ve fallen into a rut in their relationship. Between kids, work, and daily obligations, you sometimes feel you’re living Groundhog Day every day.

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