(PRWEB) December 17, 2015
Thousands of couples file for divorce every week in the United States because they allow the warning signs of a failing marriage to go unnoticed. As one Fox News report points out, 65 percent of relationship experts agree that improving communication is the most effective way to avoid a marriage breakup.
While that may be true, the experts at online divorce site MyDivorcePapers.com (MDP) have gone further in diagnosing some of the problems and prescribing solutions with their latest tip sheet. Here’s what the site recommends.
Tip 1: Establish no-phone zones.
Smartphones have created so many relationship problems since becoming integral to human existence that there is a term for the practice of phone snubbing called “phubbing,” which, New York Daily News reports, heightens the odds of relationship struggles and depression in both spouses.
To keep one’s relationship from succumbing to the burden of phubbing, MDP advises that couples leave their phones in the car when eating out, or cutting a deal that phones stay pocketed/out of sight during face-to-face time. Simply breaking the phone-to-human connection can teach couples how to enjoy one another and live in the moment.
Tip 2: Put the children in their place.
When a couple has their first child, that child generally takes center stage. While it’s understandable to some degree, MDP warns couples that forgetting about one another after having a child can exacerbate marital issues and cause greater distance between the two spouses.
MDP urges couples to keep their relationship first and to act as a team with their children. This provides a more stable environment and prevents resentment.
Tip 3: Date.
Many couples get into routines after they are married, and while that can be a good thing, MDP points out that it can also lead to spouses taking each other for granted.
Forgetting to date, the site says, is one of the first big signs of this. To avoid it, couples should make time once a week to have one-on-one time — no kids, no pets, no work.
Tip 4: Respect changes in your spouse.
Whether one likes it or not, one’s spouse is not going to be the same person throughout the entire marriage. Changes will happen. But as MDP observes, that does not mean the end for a marriage, provided respect still exists.
MDP urges spouses to be open to the physical, emotional, and even spiritual changes that occur within one’s spouse throughout the marriage, and to not be dismissive.
Tip 5: Never confide about your marriage to an outsider.
While there is nothing wrong with having friends outside of a marriage, MDP warns married couples about bringing up relationship issues to anyone but the other involved spouse.
Going to one’s spouse first improves the odds of strong communication in a relationship and often leads to positive conflict resolution.
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