Romance, respect and joy are all essential elements for a good marriage. If those revitalizing parts of a marriage fade away and are left unattended for too long, a couple may think the relationship has reached a dead end.
Or maybeit is true.
It’s possible that your marriage really just needs a fresh perspective. It’s worth the time and effort to reflect on why you and your partner were attracted to each other and wanted to stay in that that partnership for the long-term. It may be time to consider why you thought this was the right match and why you took the leap and got married.
Or maybe it is really time to end your marriage. That’s a tremendous emotional decision and even more heart-wrenching if you have children.
You can, of course, consider those issues on your own. The trouble with that is you and your spouse will most likely be viewing this life-changing decision through the well-worn emotional ruts of resentment, anger and blame. These emotions are real and maybe even well-founded, but that is not a reasonable and practical viewpoint from which to make decisions that will impact the rest of your life.