The economic downturn started in 2008 and hasn’t been kind to families or marriages. The unemployment rate has remained above 10 percent in some states and if you are struggling financially it most likely is hurting your marriage. Although maintaining your current lifestyle might be important to you, saving your marriage should be at the top of your priority list.
It hurts to not be able to see your way out of a financial crisis. You find yourself consumed by the thought of losing your home, cars and way of life. The thought of filing for bankruptcy is overwhelming and can put a lot of stress on your life and marriage. So how can you save your marriage when all else seems hopeless?
You have a simple choice to make and it is this. Do you turn away from each other and let the financial stress split you up or do you bond together and work together to overcome this chapter in your life?
I know you are thinking it’s much more complicated than that and I don’t understand. Well, I know it’s not easy but I know that it is possible to draw closer together and ride out the storm together. I have been in the same storm that you are in and I can attest that there are a couple of steps that you can take to save your marriage and I have noted them below.
- Don’t Let Fear Consume You. If you let it fear of the unknown will take over your life and could ruin your marriage. When facing your obstacles or giants, it is important to understand that your worst fears will probably never be realized. The other important thing is to be confident that life will go on and that you have what it takes to make things better. You didn’t get to where you are today by being gripped with fear. You also won’t get to where you need to be by being fearful.
- Don’t Stop Living. It is easy when you are dealing with your problems to stop doing the things that you love to do. I understand that financially you can’t do what you use to do. However, is there anything stopping you for spending an afternoon at the local park? How about renting a movie and pooping some popcorn? Please don’t let stress suck the life out of you and ruin your marriage.
- Lean On Each Other. You will find more strength and answers to your problems if you put your hearts and heads together. Who better than the person you vowed to love in sickness and in health until death do you part? Saving your marriage and your future will be easier if you work with and not against each other.
- Don’t Let Pride Get In Your Way. I know it’s hard to let others into your world and see what’s going on. Sometimes you can sub-consciously reject help being offered to you and miss out on a wonderful blessing. There are often times people in and around your life waiting to help you get through tough times. Don’t let pride stand in the way of you getting over the hump and perhaps saving the marriage that you so love.
I hope and pray that you begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel and start getting your life and marriage back in order. Saving your marriage should be one of your most important priorities. There is strength in numbers so make sure that you work together and you will see that your marriage can be saved.