“I feel like I’m the only one trying to make our marriage work.”
This is a comment we receive quite often, and the solution is not “one size fits all,” because each marriage is the unique partnership between two people. It’s tough when you feel like your spouse is not “pulling their weight” or even willing to work on your marriage at all.
However, we’ve found that even when there are great challenges in the relationship, the other person usually DOES want to make things better, regardless of whether they say so or act like it.
Most of the time they don’t know how to move forward, or may not feel comfortable talking about the subject with their partner because of the tension it brings (why start a conversation when you think it might end badly?)
No matter how good we are, we can always get better.
How you approach your partner, how you treat them, and the expectations you hold them to all play a part in how they will respond to your request to “work on the marriage” along with you.
Tune into the Real Marriage show this Sunday at 9 pm EST for “Marriage Expectations”
Learn how to become aware, and then release one another, of any unmet expectations that may be keeping you from growing together.
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“Unmet expectations” can be a huge barrier to intimacy in your marriage.