Marriages; Why Most Marriages Fail?

By Raichel Cochancela

According to divorce statistics rates for 2022, nearly 50% percent of first marriages, 60% of second, and 73% of third marriages end in divorce. The high rates of divorce indicate couples are not maintaining a healthy and intimate connection after marriage. Some common reasons for divorce include communication issues, infidelity, economic problems, lack of commitment, too much arguing, lack of intimacy, etc. Most problems tend to arise when couples do not communicate or do not address concerns to avoid conflict. Sharing your emotions and thoughts with your partner is necessary to avoid bigger issues that can lead to separation. Each couple faces different hardships. To maintain a healthy relationship, married couples should do the following

  1. Spend time together: Your responsibilities should not prevent you from setting time aside for your partner. There are endless ways you can create closeness with your partner including going on dates, signing up for activities, taking a walk, trying a new food recipe, etc. Spending time with your spouse or wife can have a big impact on your marriage.
  2. Set boundaries: Personal boundaries reduce conflict by sharing what you expect from your partner.
  3. Communicate: Sharing your thoughts, opinions, and emotions with your partner creates more trust and decreases misunderstanding and arguments.
  4. Respect each other: You should value the preferences and likes of your partner to make a sustainable marriage.

The tips provided can help those who feel like their marriages are failing.   

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