4 Steps for Troubleshooting a Marriage

1.
Turn it off and back on.

If your marriage has been in continuous use
for a lengthy period of time,
a decade or more, for example,
it may need to be refreshed.
Consider spending some time,
a weekend perhaps, apart.
When you come back together,
check to see if the marriage
has rebooted successfully.

2.
If the restart doesn’t work,
look for a faulty connection.

It may be that there is a communication
breakdown due to faulty wires
or one of the partners may have unplugged.
If this seems to be the case,
a variant of step 1 may work.
The two partners may require time alone together,
free of other normal distractions.
A vacation designed
to facilitate communication
and 1-to-1 interaction
may help to remove static and provide
the opportunity for connectors to be re-attached.

3.
If the connections are too frayed,
it may be necessary to use
a third party as interpreter.

Marriage counseling may provide
a translator who can act
as an adapter to repair the endpoints.

4.
If none of the above steps work,
it may be time to throw out
the old marriage
and seek a replacement.

Written by Terri Simon – Laurel, Maryland – United States

Feature Photo by Zdeněk Macháček


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One Comment Add yours

  1. Pat Milone says:

    Terri Simon’s poem is so clever! I’ve been married 52 years and have only had to implement steps 1 & 2. He’s a keeper.

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