— How to Get Your Spouse to Recommit To Your Marriage
Does it feel like you and your spouse are roommates instead of lovers? Are you worried that they already have one foot out the door? If so, don’t panic.
My name is Brad Browning, I’m a relationship coach from Vancouver, Canada and today I’m going to talk about how you can get your spouse to re-commit to your marriage. A fact that many of us overlook is that being happily married is a tough skill that most of us weren’t taught, which is why it’s completely normal for spouses to hit a bump in the road from time to time. On a regular basis I work with married couples who are working on making a brighter future together, and believe me when I say that as long as your spouse is still there, it’s completely possible to get them to recommit.
1. Control Your Emotions
When you realize that your spouse isn’t fully committed to your marriage it’s important that you keep your emotions in check. It’s completely normal to be upset about the situation, but blowing up or pleading them to recommit to your marriage will push your spouse further away and make you appear undesirable. Instead, learn to control your emotions so that they don’t see the negative emotions you may be feeling. Doing so can make or break your chances of winning your spouse over.
2. Become the Best Version of You
This may sound a bit odd considering your spouse is the one who needs to recommit, but if you want them to give your marriage another chance then you need to change. This doesn’t mean you need to completely change who you are, but rather change your behaviors that are negatively affecting your marriage. For example, if you have a habit of walking away when your spouse is sharing their concerns with you, then that is a behavior that you need to change. Once you show your spouse that you are willing to work on and improve yourself they will re-engage with you and be more open to giving your marriage another chance.
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