Ask yourself these questions.
Have I examined the normal stages of marriage in reference to where I am or we are right now?
Do I know about the typical course of a marriage and where my spouse and I fit into that?
Are we having problems that are “typical” for couples at our stage of life and marriage?
Do I know what others have done to find their way through?
There is some truth to that old adage about a “7 year itch” and the “empty nest syndrome“ to name just two. Understanding and recognizing that phenomena can make a real difference in how you view your marriage.