What are the top ten reasons that marriages fail, and why should you care?
Let’s answer the first part of this question.
The top ten reasons are:
1. An extramarital affair 6. Financial incompatibility
2. The loss of a child 7. Unrealistic expectations
3. Blended family 8. Unhealthy communication
4. Unforgiveness 9. Inability to resolve conflicts
5. Health issues 10. Failing to maintain the energy to fight to stay married
Now let’s answer the second part of the opening question. Why should you care? You should care because, while any one of the reasons on this list has the potential to scuttle a marriage, what if one marriage had gone through ALL TEN? What if this marriage not only survived, but continued to thrive and grow in strength? The creators of this podcast are real-life examples of a marriage that has weathered all ten of the top ten reasons why marriages fail, and despite this, have persisted in working on their relationship. And beyond that, we are both here every week giving you valuable insights on how you can turn your marriage around, and make it better, stronger, and more fulfilling. We may not hold degrees in counselling or in psychology, but we feel, from the bottom of our hearts that our experiences and lessons learned since 1992, if taken to heart and practiced with commitment, empathy, honesty will bring a new hope to your relationship, and to your marriage.
Fighting to Stay Married is an opinion based podcast that talks about the ebbs and flows of marriage.
A person can go throughout their day knowing that they remarried but sometimes it can get pushed back in the mind, not intentionally, but pushed back almost to the point of it playing second fiddle. And that can be part of the fight - to keep the marriage at the forefront of the mind.
We will discuss how the couple has to be proactive and go on the offense to constantly keep an eye out for all the internal and external forces that can and will bring harm to the marriage.
Just like the pictures below depicts, you have the woman in her wedding gown, the man in his tuxedo with boxing gloves on, ready to fight towards the relationship to keep that union protected.