Married life can be filled with ups and downs. Whether you’re a newlywed or have been married for years, there will definitely be times in your relationship when you feel frustrated, sad, angry, annoyed, or irritable. Sometimes a simple chore like taking out the trash can push you over the edge, and other times a more serious issue, like a forgotten anniversary, can cause you to question everything.
On the flip side, there will also be times in your marriage when you feel completely in love, bonded, connected, secure, and happy. Moments of thoughtfulness, playfulness, exploration, discovery, and quiet time together can make you feel like you’re on top of the world. There is nothing better than feeling loved, like everything in your relationship is just clicking.
Serious problems arise in a marriage, however, when a couple gets stuck in a down-swing, unable to shift into a better place. Often unaware that it’s natural for all relationships to ebb and flow, some couples become paralyzed when their relationship isn’t working or fighting occurs. Clinging to maintain their foot hold or strength, they argue and fight, resist “giving in,” won’t back down, and push their partner away, which eventually