Can This Marriage Be Saved? When in a marriage you can face a lot of ups and downs, it is during these down periods that your marriage will be strained. If things continue to be bad you may find yourself wondering can this marriage be saved. A lot of marriages end in divorce for a variety of reasons, but the most common one is that the couple simply did not work out. If you really want to save your marriage you need to take the steps to fix what is broken. If you let it just sit and hope for the best, nothing will happen. However if you actively try to make things work then there are some tips that can help you.