Today, one of every two marriages ends in divorce. Of the 50 percent of couples who do not divorce, perhaps half are truly happy.
Distressed or abusive couples often inflict long-term pain and suffering on themselves and their children.
Physical or verbal violence is part of an estimated one-fourth to one-half of dating relationships.
The major predictor of divorce and marital unhappiness is not disappointment over finances, lack of sexual attraction, or lack of love. It is the way couples manage conflict. Fetch and Jacobsen 2007
Good, honest, open communication can lead couples to better understanding and clarity about the issues they are experiencing. Patience, love, kindness, self awareness and commitment go far in assisting a relationship to blossom.
Anger expression which is hurtful, violent, aggressive and disrespectful leads to intimacy dissolution.
Counseling can help. I urge couples to make an appointment with a trusted professional when anger, resentment and disrespect become the norm as communication in the relationship. You both deserve health and wellness.