Will A Separation Help Or Hurt Your Marriage?
If you’re reading this, I’m sorry that your marriage has gotten to the point that separation is in consideration. I know that going through what you’re going through isn’t easy. However, your marriage is not over unless you stop trying. Here is how marriage separation can benefit your relationship, no matter how bad it may seem.
First things first, I know that things may seem impossible to fix between you and your spouse right now but just know that unless you stop trying, your marriage still has a chance.
A lot of people out there say that a marriage separation could ruin your marriage but I do not believe that is the case if you do it right. The point of a trial separation is to give each person space to reevaluate their emotions and marriage without the direct stress of living together with their spouse.
As long as each person is fully committed to saving their marriage while they are separated from their spouse will a trial marriage separation actually work. There are certain guidelines that must be followed to make sure that a marriage separation won’t be the death nail to a crumbling marriage.
With that said, here are a few things that you must do when it comes to marriage separation.
* Before you both separate, set a clear guideline on your marriage separation terms.
* Avoid dating other people while you guys are separated, it just gets too confusing.
* Commit to seeing a marriage therapist while you guys are separated.
* Plan on catching up with your spouse at least every other week or so (continue to date each other).
Going through a marriage problems will definitely affect your self-esteem and confidence. While you and your spouse are separated, take time for yourself and rebuild your confidence in yourself. One of the first step of healing a relationship is working on yourself. Somewhere along the road, your internal world was turned upside down.
Take a moment everyday and work on your mindset. You can do through affirmations, taking steps to improve your self-image, and meditation.
Mirror affirmations can do wonders for your self-esteem and help banish negative beliefs. A lot of people don’t realize it but your subconscious mind drives the boat. If your subconscious mind will try to make your negative beliefs about yourself into a reality. Mirror affirmations and positive thinking can really help you heal from the inside out.
* I am worthy of love.
* I am beautiful.
* Life is beautiful.
Many people can scoff at mediation, but when really helps us from dealing with negative stress and anxiety is by staying in the present moment. Anxiety is a anticipatory feeling. If you are in the moment and not worrying about the past or future– anxiety should be nonexistent.
Remember, if you and your spouse can come out of this “rough patch” in your life, your marriage will come out stronger than ever. Only with trial and tribulations can we increase our personal growth and self- development.