“Get your marriage back?” Does that seem to be easier said than done? Of course it does, and this is especially true if your husband or wife has just left you.
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Get your marriage back, starting today. is that really possible? It is. Here’s how to get started restoring your marriage in 7 easy steps.
Before we get started, though, let’s talk some about experience. Some say that experience is the best teacher. It certainly is an effective teacher, but it can be a very painful teacher too. You can learn from your own experience, and that will help you in the future; however, how much better it would be to learn from other people’s experiences. Then you would gain some valuable information without having to go through your own pain.
I have learned from my own experience. I have also learned much valuable information from reading about the experiences of others. I have been able to help others by passing along what I have read or heard. Some of my best help has come about by introducing people
who are going through a certain problem to others who have gone through a similar problem and have come out successful on the other side.
My desire in helping others is to give them content that is based on good research, based on my own personal experiences, based on the experiences of others, and is based on timeless truths
What are some great steps for getting your marriage back? Here are some of them.
Step 1. Be strong and refrain from acting like you are falling apart.
You see, when your partner finally summons up the courage to leave you, he or she gets a newfound sense of power. If you act like you will just fall apart if your spouse does not come back to you, you will just fuel that feeling of power. So, though you may be dying inside, don’t act like you will fall apart unless your estranged spouse comes back to you
Step 2. Give your spouse some space and time to think.
Even though your mate feels empowered by leaving you, you have to understand that he or she is not thinking clearly too. He or she probably really does need some time to think because in that thinking time, your partner will have a chance to realize some mistakes he or she has made. Also, it will take some time for him or her to realize some of the negative consequences of this action.
Here is the secret to avoiding an argument. It is one that you will especially need to use during this time. It is not necessarily one you will use forever, but it will serve you well as you are trying to get your spouse back.
That simple secret is to agree with your spouse. You should actually consider what he or she has to say, and when he or she is right, certainly agree with him or her.
What if it cannot be proven that he or she is right? Consider this. When you deal with matters of opinion that cannot be proved one way or the other, you will do well to agree with your mate’s opinion (even though your opinion might be different).
What about when your former lover is “just plain wrong”? Then, do your best to just “hold your tongue.”
How can an argument get started if you agree?
After using this technique temporarily, you will find ways that you can disagree agreeably in the future, but you probably will want to continue on with this technique when you deal with many future occasions.
Step 4. Make necessary changes in your own life.
Your main desire is to get your marriage back. If you want that to happen, you will have to make some necessary changes in your own life.
Even if you do not get your husband or wife back, you will have to go on with life. In either case, you will have to develop a “new you” in the midst of this difficult situation. There are several keys to marital bliss, and you want to reinvent yourself in such a way that you contribute to those keys. (Those keys are related in my book, The LOVING Way to a Successful Marriage: Six keys to Marital Bliss.
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Step 5. Apologize for what you did wrong.
You want to formulate this apology carefully. You do not want it to be a fake apology, so clearly identify what it is, and what it is not, that you are apologizing for. Then make the apology, but don’t apologize over and over and over again. Remember step one.
Step 6. Ask for another chance.
At the appropriate time, ask for another chance. That appropriate time will be after you have given your mate some space and after you have shown how you are improving your own life.
Step 7. After you get back together, keep improving your marriage.
Don’t let what you learned during this process be for nothing. If it appears that it was all just fake, and for the process of dragging your mate back into the old situation, this success will not last long. Build on the positive changes you have made. Make your new experience of marriage a priority, and things will be better than ever.
I conduct marriage seminars across the country, and I have discovered that two types of people attend those seminars. The first type includes those whose marriages are in desparate situations. The second type, however, includes those who have great marriages. Why do they attend? It is because they consider their marriages to be one of the highest priorities in their lives. They realize that they have not “arrived yet.” They are open to constantly learning new things to improve their marriages.
When you get your marriage back, you want to be like that second group and keep on improving your marriage.