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Psychological Tasks to Keep Your Marriage Healthy

Posted on in Family Law

Keeping your marriage healthy in order to avoid filing for divorce may depend on both parties in the couple completing some simple psychological exercises. As we head into the New Year, many couples will be making resolutions to work on themselves and their marriages; keeping these few simple thoughts in mind may help save your marriage.

healthy marriage According to the American Psychological Association (APA), nearly 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce. Couples who spend some time focusing on the following five psychological tasks set forth by the APA, however, stand a better chance of beating the odds. In order to help make a marriage work, couples should:

  • Establish a new identity as a couple that is separate, though not estranged from, the families they grew up in;
  • Establish boundaries that protect their individuality while still working on building a sense of intimacy and togetherness;
  • Establish a healthy and pleasurable sexual relationship, and then nourish and protect it against intrusions from family and stress
  • Continue to protect your intimacy and closeness as a couple even after the birth of children, while learning to deal with the stresses that parenthood brings;
  • Practice good communication as a way to establish the marriage as a safe haven from the stress and pressure of the world, where both parties are able to express their differences and frustrations.

Unfortunately, there are times when no amount of work, communication, or counseling can save a marriage. If you find yourself in a situation where you are considering filing for divorce, it is important that you have a qualified attorney on your side. Contact one of the experienced family law attorneys at Powers and Kerr, PLLC today. We can help ensure that your divorce proceeds smoothly and that you receive the custody, support and property that you are entitled to by law.

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