In a article by Joanna Broder at Web MD this question was asked. Have you stopped to think if your relationship is indeed harmful and limiting your growth?
In the article, Sharon Rivkin, a marriage and family therapist says "If you’re in a bad marriage, don’t underestimate the stress that you are carrying around.”
Some of the key reasons for stress in your marriage, mentioned by the author, are below:
- Keeping everything bottled up inside
- Some of the key problem areas in the post are:
- Poor Listening
- Blaming one another
- Taking each other for granted
- Giving up
The author tries to get across the point that you both can work on the relationship if you find the proper time and space to do so. That means that you wait until your both calmer and settled before trying to give constructive feedback to one another. It also means that you try not to let the problems become so big that you can no longer work on them. Be willing to ask for help from one another and outside the relationship.