17 reasons marriages fail. Knowing them might protect yours.

From someone who's been there.

// a thread 🧡
β€’ Infidelity

Cheating is always based in selfishness.
β€’ Feeling like you've fallen out of love

Love isn't a feeling.
Love is a choice.
Love is a verb.
β€’ Unforgiveness

Our inability to forgive our partners in marriage is one of the major reasons they fail.
β€’ Laziness

β€œIt’s not worth the effort.”
β€’ Selfishness

"What about ME?"
Unrealistic expectations

Marriage is not what you see in the movies.
β€’ Lack of preparation

"We'll figure it out along the way."
β€’ Lack of commitment

Divorce becomes an option after the first few arguments.
β€’ Too much arguing

Communicating and arguing are not the same.
β€’ Apathy

They don't care anymore.
β€’ Lack of communication

There's no structured time to listen to each other.
β€’ Lack of investing in your marriage

If you're not reading books or looking for ways to improve your marriage, there's a good chance it's deteriorating.
β€’ Not being there for your spouse

"How can I help you?"
"What do you need?"

Is different than, "How can I fix it?"
β€’ Forgetting the friendship

People often treat their friends better than their spouse.
β€’ Not communicating expectations

We come from different backgrounds and expect different things. It's rarely discussed...before or after marriage.
β€’ Not willing to bend and adjust

Finances change.
Parenting styles change as our kids grow.
Our jobs and responsibilities change.
Now what? What can you do?
Men, strengthen your walls.

In most cases, it's the man's responsibility to protect the marriage.

Read the list again. You'll notice, you have a direct impact in every situation.
It's your responsibility to

β€’ lead your family
β€’ save your marriage
β€’ be strong and courageous
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