Is Your Marriage a Disaster?

A Troubled Marriage

Does the following describe your marriage?

The following Checklist was distributed by Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

  • Common courtesies are neglected
  • Long silences
  • Common concerns are no longer shared
  • No expressions of affection
  • Avoidance of physical intimacy
  • One spouse begins using drugs or alcohol
  • Frequent arguing
  • No long-term goals for the relationship

If you answered “yes” to two or more of these statements, consider contacting a counselor or Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska’s Central Intake Office at 855.659.2706 for help and guidance in saving your troubled marriage.

Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs

Overcoming distance and tension in marriage can be difficult. However, avoiding or ignoring these problems will not bring you closer to your spouse.

It will not provide the love and nurturing each of you needs.

Dealing with troubling marital problems is often painful but attacking the issues with a trained counselor can help revive your marriage.

Benefits of a Healthy Marriage

A healthy marriage has many benefits, including

  • Longer life
  • Physically healthier
  • Wealthier
  • Stable employment
  • Higher wages
  • Emotionally healthier
  • Less risk for substance abuse
  • Increased social connections

Protect your marriage. Seek help. Do the work. Realize the many benefits of being in a healthy long-term relationship.


Linda Leier Thomason is a former CEO who writes freelance business and travel stories, along with feature articles. Her work experiences include a Fortune 500 corporation, federal government, entrepreneurship and small business.

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