A lot of marriages go through tough times during which divorce can often feel like the only option.

But it needn't be the end of the road, as these stories shared by couples who overcame marital strife prove.

People have taken to Whisper, the anonymous sharing app, to reveal just how they came back from the brink of divorce and managed to patch things up in their marriage.

One person anonymously admitted that three years ago they nearly divorced their husband, but that now they are celebrating their tenth anniversary together.

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She said changing jobs had been the breakthrough behind making their marriage work again.

Others said that a child helped their relationship, while somebody said simply leaving sweet messages on sticky notes for one another around the house saw their marriage improve.

Here are eleven surprising ways couples rescued their marriages.

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