How do you recognize if you are in a toxic marriage or simply one that needs a little work?
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Something HAS to Change...
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In Leslie's book, she divides the subject into three parts:
- Part 1: Seeing your marriage clearly - Sometimes it is hard to figure out if your marriage is destructive or whether you are just facing a small obstacle that needs to be worked out. Leslie will help you through a series of questions and examples decide what kind of marriage you have. She also reminds her readers about how God sees them, and that no matter what they are facing - He cares!
- Part 2: Change begins with you - An important part of improving your relationship is Reality Living. Instead of spending all your energy trying to change your spouse, it is important to assess what you can actually control - yourself. How are your own actions or attitudes contributing to the destructiveness of your marriage. Do you see yourself as God sees you? Are you keeping your C.O.R.E. healthy so you can address issues without unnecessary drama? (If in physical danger - do you have a safety plan in place?) You cannot change your spouse... but change can begin with You!
- Part 3: Initiating Changes in your Marriage - Sometimes you may need to be the one to initiate changes in the marriage. After getting healthy yourself, you can work on implementing what you have learned. Some changes may be - learning to speak in love, standing up for yourself, setting boundaries, or even creating some "space"...
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