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. It is in the family that children learn skills to apply outside the family unit. Consequently the author, based on experience in family relations, offers a plan to rebuild broken fences and institute the healing process.