Keeping Your Marriage Strong Through Life's Critical Moments

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"Most couples don't make it through this kind of stress, you realize that don't you?" the attorney said. My husband and I looked at each other in disbelief. Although the car accident had left my body unstable, we had not considered the impact that it had on our relationship. We were more concerned with the fact that the insurance company was refusing to pay the ongoing cost of treatment than that we were both physically exhausted. Crises were not new to us. We had dealt with them before, but we had never considered it a reason to call it quits.

With the divorce rate hovering at around 50%, there seem to be more reasons to end marriage than to stay married. Whether it is disagreement over finances and career changes, or infidelity and financial woes, more people are choosing sms tracker for android end rather than save their marriages. The most recent US Census shows the number of children born to single mothers is now higher than the number born to married couples. This trend is alarming, however, given our societal emphasis on freedom and individual independence, it is no surprise.

Perhaps marriage has been somewhat idealized by the fictional world of "happily ever after," or perhaps people don't really understand what marriage is all about. It is not meant to be a campground of endless bliss, rather it is the basis of the most fundamental unit of our society: the family. The family is the greatest schoolhouse on the face of the earth. There is no substitute for it, nor can it be abandoned without significant consequences.

There are several important decisions couples make when they marry that impact their ability to remain together, and when reiterated throughout marriage, enable them to be strong in the midst of life's critical moments.

Trading "You and I" for "We"

When a couple decides that they are ready to marry, one of the first choices they make is to trade their personal agendas for one that focuses on them as a single unit. The committment required for this type of transition is solidified by the legal contract of marriage. They are now recognized as a familiy unit as far as society is concerned. From that point on, they are financially and socially responsible for one another and the children born to them.

As always, life happens, and circumstances change our points of view. Each decision made by the couple individually or together either strengthen or weaken the family unit, depending on the priority placed on individual desires versus the needs of the family. There is a delicate balance that must be respected and understood by both marriage partners. Each has their personal needs, and putting these on hold can lead to resentment. At the same time, the family is high priority, and cannot be set aside without affecting all.

It is at these critical moments, that the couple's choice to turn to one another for support and strength increases their committment to the marriage and the family. They may have to forego some things temporarily, both individually and together, to keep the family unit functioning effectively. As they do this, they strengthen their bonds with each other, and the solidarity of the family. Challenges are minimized as they draw strength from their united efforts and sacrifice.

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