Since a marriage is a partnership between two people, marital problems must be tackled together with both parties giving their best effort. Many successful marriages use a weekly meeting to discuss problems and resolve conflicts. Often this takes place with a marriage counselor, but it can be done on your own. The important thing is that you know how to talk to each other without causing more hurt. Let your guard down and do not get defensive when talking things out. Instead, try to imagine how these issues feel from the other person’s perspective, and realize that teamwork is the only way to fix things. You’re in this together.