10 Signs that Your Marriage is in Trouble

Tell the Truth About Your Relationship

Broken heart

Are you in a bad marriage? Moving on may be better than living a bitter life.

By Lawrence Birnbach, Ph.D. and Beverly Hyman, Ph.D.

At one time or another almost everyone has had doubts about their marriage. You may be passing through a difficult time with your spouse, and you have fears whether your marriage can continue to work, or even survive. In our current tough economic times, stresses on families are greater than ever and marital problems are even more common. There are more arguments over finances, parenting, and relationships with extended family, as well as worries about alcohol and drug use.

You have to learn the difference between a bump in the road and being stuck in a seriously damaged marriage. Here are the 10 crucial things you need to assess to know if it is time to move on, and tips to help you if you want to try to save your marriage. If even one or more of these things is happening in your marriage, you need to take a closer look.

Here are the 10 steps and some tips on how to make practical use of them in your relationship.

Lawrence Birnbach, Ph.D. and Beverly Hyman, Ph.D. are authors of How to Know If It's Time to Go: A 10-Step Reality Test for Your Marriage (Sterling, March 2010).

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