7 Ways to Break-up Proof Your Relationship/Marriage

Relationships and marriages are meant to last forever, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. However, couples can prevent break-up and divorce by preventing conflicts, disagreements, and challenges that can lead to separation.

This blog post will explore seven practical strategies to strengthen your bond, improve communication, build trust, and enhance intimacy with your partner. These tips will help you create a lasting and fulfilling connection with your significant other, making your relationship or marriage stronger and more resilient.

1) Know each other’s Personality types

Looking for a unique date activity. Think you know your partner?  A personality test can be a great way for you to not only learn more about yourself, but also your partner and how you both respond to other types of personalities.  One of my favorites that we use on our clients is the Enneagram.  Another is the classic love language. Make this a date night activity and learn something new about each other.

2) Leave out the “Why’s”

We all find ourselves asking our partner, “Why did you do that” or “Why do you think that’s a good idea?” after they do something that we just don’t understand. These “why” questions will cause your partner to feel defensive.  If you ask what happened it helps to get to the core of what is really going on.  Also, you will get more information by asking questions that begin with who, what, when, or where and don’t leave the other person feeling like they have to defend themselves.

3) Plan an official monthly check in

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Sit down and have a meeting with your partner to take an inventory of everything in your relationship.  Are you both feeling you are getting enough attention and affection?  How about the kids?  Are you spending enough time with your family and friends? How about their family and friends?  Enough alone time? How are you feeling about shared responsibilities? Etc. Make a list of all the things that are important to you both and go through it at least once a month to ensure everything is in check and being addressed.  Some things will be fine one month then the next may need a little more attention.  It’s just a good way to check in on things and really address everything as a partnership.

4) Money arrangements

Since money is one of the main reasons people argue and divorce over, it’s a good idea to sort it out in advance and come to an agreement.  Many couples who both work have arrangements where they keep their money separate and both cover certain bills.  Other couples where one doesn’t work will need to come up with an agreement on a budget for miscellaneous expenses.  That way they’re not arguing every time he goes golfing or she steps into Lululemon.

5) Read or listen to a relationship book together

Knowledge is power. The more you both know and understand relationships, the better you can be at building a great one. It’s like anything else in life. For example, you put a ton of time, energy, and money into educating yourself and preparing yourself for your career, but when it comes to arguably one of the most important areas in your life, people tend to fall short.  They have the attitude and mindset that they can just learn as they go, which is why so often people tend to make the same mistakes in relationships and we get into the same patterns over and over again, because we aren’t putting enough energy and reflection into learning more about ourselves and our relationships. By reading and learning more about relationships and the opposite sex, you will both be better equipped to deal with the issues that come up in your relationship.

 

Following these “break-up proof” marriage tips will help you build a lasting bond with your partner. Remember to communicate openly and honestly, prioritize each other’s needs, show appreciation and gratitude, and keep the romance alive.

By practicing these habits consistently, you can create a solid foundation of trust and love that will lead to a happier and more fulfilling relationship.

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