Real Help for Ongoing Marriage Issues (That Drive You Crazy)

You know “those” marriage conversations, right? The ones you have over and over again about ongoing marriage issues?

Recently, our marriage went through an intense season where there were several of those “big talks.”

I was tired of the long conversations with my husband that seemed to go nowhere. And I’m pretty sure my husband was tired of having them with me.

I would share my thoughts. And, he, being the ultra nice guy that he is, would listen, nod in agreement, and agree to work on being different in this area.

I believe that he was sincere in this. But a few weeks later, it would be evident that, no, things hadn’t changed.

All my emotions would come flooding back. And so, we’d be right back to the same conversation.


How do we deal with those ongoing marriage issues that are so frustrating? You're tired of having the same "talk" over and over with your spouse, and you want change. Here's 5 powerful ways to handle those ongoing marriage issues that seem to never change. Every wife needs to read this!

I’m sure your marriage has its own version of these type of ongoing frustrations.

You are desperate for change, and despite your pleading and your nagging… the issues remain.

How can we handle the incredibly intense feelings of anger, disappointment, and frustration we feel?

And what if things never change? Can we still have a thriving marriage?

Ladies, we’ve GOT to be real with each other about how to deal with this. That’s why I’m sharing my testimony here.

But I want to give you a warning: I hope you’ve got your steel-toed boots on. 

Because what I share may step on your toes a little. You might not like what I have to say.

(Click next to read it for yourself.)


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About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health. Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Nita - June 9, 2016 Reply

One of the things my husband and I never backed off of was tending to our marriage by going to marriage retreats, having weekly date nights, cuddle time (yes we plan that weekly), talking out and ditching grudges. At the end of the day – ‘You are responsible for your OWN happiness’. No one has the power to do that for you. We decide how we will react and what we will tolerate. Compromise has to be realistic and given time. Years of bad habits doesn’t change overnight.

Sarah eliza @ devastateboredom - June 17, 2016 Reply

Thank you for sharing this post at #FridayFrivolity recently! I am behind on my reading, but I really enjoyed your reflections and reminders… so relevant for all of us! Pinning and tweeting.

Lisa - August 21, 2016 Reply

I love what that handwritten note in your cubicle said. So true. So much of everything has to do with ourselves and how we allow ourselves to look at things. By the way – from what you wrote here anyway, your husband reminds me of me and you remind me of my husband, in how we relate. Have you ever read “How We Love”? ( It is a book that talks about different love styles and how we relate to each other. It has been so eye opening and helpful to us. (I am an “avoider” and my husband a “vacilator.” The most difficult combination.)

    Alicia Michelle - August 21, 2016 Reply

    Hey Lisa! Great to hear from you! No, I haven’t heard of that book… I’ll have to check it out!

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