Marriage can be hard work. Sure, you love your spouse, but there’s a million things out there all demanding attention, like money or jobs or children — any number of things. It can be hard to remember how much you love your spouse, enough to marry them, when everything seems like it’s going wrong lately.
One reason why you might feel like everything is going wrong is because you haven’t really resolved previous disputes. May be you and your spouse have shelved it, or decided not to talk about it because it doesn’t seem important. That’s where marital mediation can come in, because mediation focuses on those small disputes that may not seem like they were important. By talking about and resolving old disagreements, it clears the air between you and your spouse, and can often act like a reboot.
When the air is cleared, then you and your spouse can, with the help of a mediator, figure out how to move forward. You’ll learn how to communicate more effectively and without resorting to old arguments or issues in the past. It won’t stop you from never having another dispute, but rather than letting it become something that poisons the entire relationship, you’ll be able to discuss it and solve it appropriately.
The grounding of any relationship is good communication, and working with a mediator will improve that, thus in turn improving your relationship.