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What is the best advice for a husband and wife who have decided to stick it out?

The best thing is to try to cease any hostilities, particularly when young children are in the picture. A cease-fire between battling parents helps their peace of mind immeasurably. Marriage counseling, or perhaps mediation, can help.

Couples can and do salvage marriages that have moved to the precipice of collapse when both partners want to make the effort. Spouses who have made the decision to stay together owe it to each other to smooth out any rough spots.