Marriage stressors reach a whole new level if one spouse is on the autism spectrum — and the couple isn’t even aware of it. If one spouse has ASD and the other does not, the two have significant differences in the way their brains are wired.
Disappointments in Marriage
I felt no compassion or motivation to heal our marriage or protect it from divorce. That’s how bad our more than 10-year relationship had become. Yet we did make it. We’re living a marriage that not only measures up to our wedding-day dreams but also surpasses them.
What COVID Taught Me
Divorcing or staying stuck in a miserable marriage are not your only options. You can stay together and develop three key marital attitudes that may ultimately help you develop a better marriage.
“Honey, I’m pregnant.” Adding a child to your family is stressful even when you plan the pregnancy. Making the transition when a baby wasn’t expected can be even tougher.
It’s easy to keep our character flaws covered up when we aren’t living in the most intimate covenant relationship on earth — marriage. But married life has a way of exposing us.
Christians who regularly practice their faith are less likely to divorce than the average population. But no matter how strong their faith, couples often experience a lack of connection in marriage.
When you go through hard times in your marriage, why not view them as opportunities for greatness? As you commit to learning from them, God can build a rock-solid marriage.
“I’ve come to realize, through my own experience as well as in conversation with friends, that marriage works best when my husband and I labor in tandem.” — Yvette Maher
When you discover that your husband has been hiding a sexual sin like pornography, it will be difficult to hear — but I encourage you to allow your heart to fully grieve.