Any relationship is hard to keep and there is no easy ways to make the relationship last. A long lasting marriage needs a lot of work and although divorce is a common thing now, there are some things that you can do to prevent divorce from happening and save yourself from heartaches.
Keep the communication channels open. If you know that you can always talk to your spouse and be honest with your feelings, the relationship will always work and will last for years. Every one needs someone to talk to and if you are the type of spouse who keeps the communication lines open, you can prevent divorce from happening. Your spouse does not have to look for other people outside the marriage to talk to because he or she knows that the communication channel inside the marriage is always open.
Be open with your feelings especially when things are going bad. Sometimes relationships fall apart because couples are not open and honest with their feelings. When there are things in the marriage that upsets you or bothers you, it is best to open up with your spouse and talk about the issue than keep it to yourself. People who are afraid to open up their true feelings to their spouse are vulnerable to extramarital affairs.
Do things together. Find a common interest or hobby and do it together. Doing things together that you both enjoy is a good way to bond with each other. Bonding activities are important if you want to prevent divorce from happening. You can take photography classes together, watch concerts, dance or sing together, participate in charity work together and so on. It does not matter what it is as long as you both enjoy doing it together and it can make the relationship stronger.
Do your own thing separately. Spending too much time with each other can be so tiring and overwhelming. To prevent boredom and prevent divorce from happening, you need to take some time alone and do your own thing. At the same time, give your spouse his or her own time to do the things they want to do. For him it may be playing basketball with their friends and for her it may be shopping or going to a salon with her girl friends.
Make time for romance and intimacy. You have to make time to be intimate with each other. Cuddling, kissing and great sex are very important to keep the love and romance in your marriage. There are a lot of things that you both can do to make the marriage more exciting and prevent divorce from happening.