Growing up, when we envisioned getting married, we probably thought about it as a fairy tale. You know… the white knight, the Cinderella moments, and then riding off into the sunset living happily ever after. But with the divorce rate as high as ever, it doesn’t seem like that fantasy is coming true for most people. Even if you are in a relatively happy marriage, it might not be as perfect as you had hoped.
For many people, they find themselves in a downright unhappy marriage. I know how that feels because I was in one myself once, too. I never thought I would be a person who got divorced, but it happened.
That’s not to say I didn’t try. I did. I really, really did. But sometimes, it’s simply not meant to be.
With that said, just because my marriage didn’t work out doesn’t mean that yours won’t.
Before you read through this list, I have to make one very important point. Both of you need to be 100% invested in rebuilding the marriage. If only one person is, then it won’t work. That’s what happened to me. I feel like I tried everything I could, but he wasn’t really committed to working on things.
And even if both of you are mildly committed to working on things, then that’s not the best scenario either. Because you both have to have your heart completely in it for any kind of positive changes to occur.