Marriage is expected to expand and preserve the family and provide compatible companionship for both partners. Marriage is under siege on many fronts. Family preservation includes accommodation of divorce and provision for remarriage. Coping with a dysfunctional marriage and the psycho-social effects of divorce are an important part of this text. The family is the primary agent of socialization and within this psycho-social construct beliefs are born, cultivated and behaviors shaped. It is in the family that children learn skills to apply to systems outside the family unit and ultimately to their own spouses. Consequently the author based on experience in family relations offers a plan to rebuild broken fences and institute the healing process.