“I need some advice to help save my marriage.” Is this something you’ve been saying recently? Have you and your spouse hit a crossroads and you wonder whether your relationship can survive? If this is indeed the case, there is help for you. Although it may feel as though your marriage is beyond repair, it’s likely not. There are several things you can do, beginning today, to ensure your relationship with your spouse improves and your family stays together.Communication is obviously essential if you hope to have a mutually satisfying, fulfilling marriage. Most couples share everything about what they’re feeling early in the relationship. They’re open and honest and don’t think twice about telling each other when something is bothering them. Once children, career pressures and the day-to-day stresses of juggling bills enter the equation, some people start to hold in what they’re feeling so they don’t burden their partner. You need to share what you’re feeling with your partner and also encourage them to do the same. Ensure you approach the subject of an open and honest conversation in a non-threatening way. You have to reassure your spouse that you won’t verbally attack them when they are revealing what they feel. If you can be supportive with them, they’ll always feel safe and comfortable talking about the relationship with you.Be more positive when you’re with your partner and let that seep into how you treat them. When a relationship is beginning to come apart it’s easy to focus just on the negative aspects of your partner. Make a point to only think about the things about your spouse you love. Tell them each and every day how thankful you are for what they bring to your life. As simple as this seems, it can greatly impact a relationship. When a person feels their partner is being more positive and caring, they’ll reflect that in their own behaviour and will also be more affirmative.