Top 10 Ways To Prevent Divorce

It is estimated that 50% of all first marriages end in divorce, with the divorce rates climbing even higher for second and third marriages. This begs the question: What does it take to succeed in a relationship and can you keep your marriage from deteriorating and falling apart?

If your marriage is in trouble and your relationship with your spouse is on shaky ground, pay special heed to the following top 10 tips on how to stop divorce.

Top 10 Divorce Prevention Tips

  1. The best way to stop divorce is to change yourself: ask what YOU can do to improve the situation

  2. There are no ‘quick fixes’ to saving a dying marriage: begin the real process of stopping divorce by putting into place building blocks for a healthy and long-lasting marriage

  3. Explore the childhood roots of your relationship habits and how they may be contributing to your present marital circumstances

  4. Work with a professional to put your past hurts behind you, using painful events as a catalyst for change in yourself and your marriage

  5. Do not let an obstinate spouse stand in your way: take action and begin the process of stopping divorce by yourself

  6. If your spouse had an affair, ask: What was my spouse seeking outside our marriage that was not available within it?

  7. Do not choose divorce until one full year AFTER you think you have done everything in your power to make your marriage work

  8. Become involved with your spouse’s interests, using each other’s passions to rekindle that special, personal connection between you

  9. Reinvigorate your relationship with a daily positive verbal exchange, such as a compliment or a phone call to say: “I’m thinking about you.”

  10. Learn how to forgive and be forgiven

For more insight and advice on how to stop divorce and reignite the passion in your relationship, please see our 7 Secrets to Fixing Your Marriage.

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