How Do You Keep Your Hope Strong When It Comes To Marriage?
There is hope for marriage, even though it is widely stated that 50% of all marriages end in divorce. With statistics like that it can be difficult to keep your hope strong for marriage. Many people have lost their faith in the fact that marriage can be a positive and successful union. The truth is that committing yourself to someone that you truly love can be a wonderfully rewarding and fulfilling experience. The question is how do you keep your hope strong when it comes to marriage.
There are many reasons that marriages end in divorce, but many people feel that one of the most prevalent causes is that people simply rush into marriage. When you rush into marriage you may not really have a clear idea of who you are committing to or even what you are committing to.
One of the best ways to find hope that your relationship will last is to take the time to really get to know your partner. You do not need to feel like you have to rush down the aisle. You want to take the time to really create a solid foundation for your relationship. Take time to have meaningful conversations and to allow your relationship to progress past the infatuation stage that occurs at the beginning of any relationship.
Additionally, you can find hope for marriage in those relationships around you. Take a look at the successful relationships around you be it your parents, dear friends, or even colleagues. When looking at them try to take note of what really makes them work. Is it their solid friendship? Is it the excellent communication? Is it the amount of quality time that they spend together? By taking a note from their page you will be able to emulate the positives that you see in your own relationships. By learning from others you can restore your hope that you too will be able to successfully navigate your way through a relationship.
Another hope for marriage is the benefits that you get from the union. The truth is that married people have many positives come out of their union. Unfortunately, many people do not realize the benefits, which leads to the loss of hope in marriage. If you take note of them you can start to really see the benefits of committing to someone you love. For example, there is a reason that people want to be in a partnership. Having a partner helps you feel less alone and gives you the support that you need to make it through the difficult twists and turns that life throws at you.
Statistically most married folks tend to be happier in their day-to-day lives. In fact 48% of married individuals state that they are very happy as opposed to only 28% of single folks. With numbers like that you have to have some hope for marriage and what it can bring your life. While marriage won't make you instantly happy on its own, if you put some effort into your marriage you will end up with a successful relationship that will enrich your day-to-day life.
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Herb Ammons is a Motivational Speaker. http://www.herbammons.com