You should just take some time to stop for a bit and ask yourself whether your marriage is going smoothly or not. No marriage is ever going to be without its flaws because perfect marriages just don’t exist.
However, you want to make sure that your marriage isn’t so bad to the point that you are actually just forcing yourself to stay in a bad situation just for the hell of it. You always want to make sure that your relationship actually still has a shot at going all the way. Otherwise, you’re just wasting your time.
It’s normal for you to contemplate the idea of divorce whenever things aren’t going so smoothly in your marriage. No one is going to condemn you for that. It’s only normal. You are a human being who has certain apprehensions. And you don’t want to end up staying in a marriage that is only going to burst in flames anyway.
However, just because things aren’t ideal between you and your partner doesn’t mean that there is cause for worry right away. You still want to make sure that you take a step back and gather some perspective on your marriage. There’s no need to be sounding the alarms just because you are a little bit uncomfortable.
Remember that a marriage is something that you must always be willing to fight for. And if you show that willingness to fight, then there is always a chance at making things work for you and your partner. How do you do that?
Well, it’s all a matter of seeking out the signs. If a lot of the things listed on here still apply to your marriage, then your bond is a lot stronger than you think.
1. You ask each other a lot of questions.
When you still ask each other lots of questions, then that’s always a good sign. It means that you’re both still invested in each other’s lives. It shows that you are both still interested in getting to know the other better.
2. You show a willingness to compromise for each other.
Compromise is always going to be important in any kind of relationship. And when you have a marriage with someone who is always going to show a willingness to compromise with you, then it’s definitely a strong one. It goes to show that you are both willing to push your egos aside for the sake of your marriage.
3. You both admit that you need to work hard for your marriage.
You both make an acknowledgment that there is a need for you both to work hard on your marriage. And that acknowledgment is important because it shows that the two of you understand that you don’t have an easy road ahead of you. It shows that you aren’t being naïve about what it takes to make a relationship work.
4. You have a very strong team synergy going on.
You are still a team. You might be going through a rough time right now but you always function as one unit. You both know that you have specific roles and responsibilities that you need to fulfill on an individual level to make the teamwork.
You always think of your partner whenever you have important news that you want to share. That means that you always value your partner and you want them to know the most important things that happen in your life.
6. You are always respectful of one another.
Your relationship might not be in an ideal state. But you still make it a point to always respect one another. You make sure to never neglect your partner’s dignity whatsoever. You always make it a point to practice respect and trust in your relationship regardless of how things are between the two of you.
7. You still have a lot of fun together.
It’s always important in a marriage that the two of you are able to have fun whenever you’re together. You are going to be bombarded by so many responsibilities.
You are going to have to put up with so much pressure. But you still need to find the time to actually have fun with each other as a married couple.
8. Overall, you’re still happy.
When it’s all said and done, this should be what it’s all about. It should always be about the happiness that you have in your marriage. Yes, you might have a few bumps in the road every now and then.
But if you and your partner are still happy about the state of things, then that’s always a win. That shows that you’re still on the right path. That shows that it’s still a marriage that is definitely worth fighting for.