a wedded couple on the beach

Can a prolonged separation help you in your marriage.  They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder.  For some couples this is a remarkably effective way to rekindle the romance that was lost over years of marriage.  But will it work for you?

Saving Your Marital Relationship

Since more than half of all marriages in the US end in divorce it’s not uncommon for people to try any number of things to stay together.  One of these happens to be splitting up.

Well not exactly.

But separation can be a very effective way to give you and your spouse space.  We wrote about some effective tools for saving your marriage here.

How Separation Can Save a Marriage

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.  That is sort of the basis for this technique.  And while it’s certainly not recommended for everyone, it can be an effective tool.

Time away from each other allows you to introspective.  Think about yourself for a while.  It also allows you to think about your spouse away from all the stress and noise that is today’s modern life.

It gives you time to miss the other person.   To think about the reasons why you fell in love in the first place.  And it gives you the opportunity to have a civil conversation when you get back together to talk.

For more tools like this you can also read this article on a course that is designed to help married couples stay together.