Marriage is not easy. You know that. When things become so painful it may seem leaving the marriage would be the only way to stop the pain. What do you do when you feel like giving up on your marriage?
You’re a woman feeling rejected. Part of you believes it shouldn’t bother you so much, but it does. You thought things would be different being married. Every now and then it’s really good. In those moments he makes you feel so cherished and special. Why can’t he do that all the time? But those good moments are few and far between. Am I always going to feel unimportant and lonely?
“I’m definitely not getting enough L.U.S.T. – Love, Understanding, Sex, and Trust.”
(This is a post specifically written for husbands. For wives, we’ll have a post just for you next week.
That sad and somewhat crude comment came from a respected spiritual leader, and I knew right then that his marriage was in trouble. I can only hope he and his wife got some professional help while they still could.
No human being has the potential to make a greater impact on the quality of your life than your husband or wife. Years ago I heard the advice, “Study your spouse.” That certainly applies before you say “I do.” It also applies throughout your life together.
Whether you’re married now or considering marriage, here are some important things to know about your spouse.
Forgiveness is absolutely necessary, but sometimes it’s not enough. Communication is vital, but it doesn’t always change things. Sometimes your spouse’s bad behavior continues, and there’s no evidence it’s changing anytime soon. Setting boundaries in your marriage at such times is never easy, but sometimes it’s the best thing for your relationship.