Family Frameworks


Is your marriage in trouble? Do you know someone whose marriage is in trouble, and you don’t know what to do?

Don’t despair. Everyone’s marriage goes throguh rough patches from time to tome. We do have some good news for you however, including:

First of all, you’ve come to the right spot! Whitfield and Murray Counties have plenty of resources available to help you rebuild your marrige. And this web site describes many of them! Some are described on this page. Others are described in various places throuhout this web site. So, after you have looked through the listings on this page, go to the “Marriage Enrichment” section on this site and see what else is available – especially in the sub-section entitled “Great Websites to Visit.”

Almost all marraiges that go throught rought time CAN BE REBUILT! In fact, a recent study (published in July of 2002 by the Institute of American Values) found that “Two out of three unhappily married adults who avoided divorce or separation ended up happily married (to each other) five years later. However, just one out of five of unhappy spouses who divorced or spearated had happily remarried in the same time period.”

So, hand in there, and do the work to put your marriage back together again. And it will take work. Hopefully both you and your spuse are willing to do the work to rebuild your marriage. If you both are willing, and both participate in the appropriate programs, the odds of you ending up happily married (to each other!) are extremely high. But what if you are the only one who wants to work of the marriage and your partner has given up? Is it hopeless? Not at all. All it means is that you will have to make the first move, be the first to change. A number of the programs described in this section can be implemented even if only one of the partners is motivated to save the marriage. Some of the programs were even designed with that thought in mind.

So, with all that as an introduction, let’s take a look at some of the resources that are available to couples who are experiencing significant troubles in their marriages: