Marriage is not for the faint of heart. Choosing to dedicate the rest of your life to one person, for better or worse, is no joke. While many married couples experience similar problems that stem from being together a long time — little spats, the spark fizzling out, a loss of intimacy — for other people, it gets much more difficult. Reddit users are sharing the worst things their marriages have ever survived, and it ain't pretty. On the upside, it's inspiring to hear that even when the odds were seemingly against them, these couples worked through it and came out victorious.
Not everyone is able to get there; it's no secret that America's divorce rate is pretty high. Although, to be fair, despite the wildly popular statistic that half of all marriages end in divorce, the numbers tell a different story. Some research has found that the divorce rate in the U.S. peaked around 1980 at about 40 percent; and it's been falling ever since. Maybe it's because people are waiting longer to get married, partly to establish more meaningful relationships and avoid divorce. Maybe it's because we're getting better at workout out our problems with our partners.
Either way, these marriages prove that even when things seem like they can't get any worse, there's still a chance that you can find a way.