It's a marathon, not a sprint
Marriage is God’s idea. He has put into the human heart a longing for a permanent, loving relationship. TV shows make it seem that “happily ever after” is easy, but most couples have to work hard to experience a loving, contented relationship. You have probably discovered that the “I do” in the wedding ceremony didn’t mean “It’s done!”
Commitment is the first requirement for a long-lasting marriage. Commitment is the attitude that no matter what happens we will work together to resolve the problems we face in this marriage. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 13: 4 & 7, Love is patient, love is kind. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Your marriage needs the elements of faith, hope and love to keep it vital and alive.
It is difficult for many married couples to admit they are having problems. However, most couples at some time or another will go through a trying period. If this happens, seeking marriage counseling advice is one of the most beneficial things to do, as a counselor can help each part of the couple find out the most important issues to tend with and some changes each individual can make.