8 Bach Flower Remedies for Marriage and Relationship Problems

8 Bach Flower Remedies for Marriage and Relationship Problems

If you are struggling in your marriage or relationship, Bach flower remedies may be able to help. These natural remedies can rebalance any emotional issues that you may be having - including where relationships are concerned. They can provide relief for a variety of common relationship problems, including communication issues, setting boundaries, learning to open up and be more tolerant. In this blog post, we will discuss the Bach flower remedies that are most helpful for relationships and marriage problems, as well as how to use them.

The most common relationship problems


In any relationship, communication is key. Without open and honest communication, it can be difficult to resolve problems or even to identify what the problems are in the first place. One of the most common relationship problems is a lack of communication. When couples stop talking to each other, they stop sharing their thoughts, feelings, and needs. As a result, tension and resentment can build up, leading to further distance between them.


Another common problem is a lack of trust. Trust is essential for any relationship to thrive. Without trust, couples may start to keep secrets from each other or become afraid to share their true feelings. This can lead to feelings of insecurity and resentment.


It's not uncommon for couples to find that they have less tolerance for each other after being together for a while. The reason for this is that, as we get to know someone better, we become more aware of their flaws and idiosyncrasies. This can lead to frustration and conflict, especially if we feel that our partner is not meeting our needs. In order to maintain a healthy relationship, it's important to be mindful of this tendency and make an effort to keep our cool when our partner gets on our nerves. Instead of lashing out, we can try to express our needs in a constructive way. 

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Boundary setting

If you don't set boundaries in a relationship, you're opening yourself up to being taken advantage of. Your partner will start to take you for granted and will begin to expect that you'll always be there for them, no matter what they do. This can lead to tension and resentment, as you'll feel like you're not being appreciated. It's important to communicate your needs and expectations clearly from the beginning, so that there are no misunderstandings. If your partner doesn't respect your boundaries, it's possible that the relationship isn't right for you. Don't be a pushover - stand up for yourself and make sure that your needs are being met.

Differences in key areas

Other common issues include different approaches to finances, differing levels of commitment, and different perspectives on raising children. These kinds of problems are often relatively easy to overcome with some effort and open communication. However, if left unresolved, they can lead to larger issues. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the potential problems that can arise in a relationship and take steps to prevent them from occurring.

What Bach Flower Remedies are and how they work

Bach Flower Remedies are a set of 38 flower essences that were developed by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s. Each remedy is specific for a certain emotional state, such as fear, anxiety, or depression. The remedies work by rebalancing the energy of the body and restoring emotional wellbeing.

Bach Flower Remedies are prepared by infusing flowers in water and then diluting the solution with alcohol or glycerine. A person can take the remedies by putting four drops of the solution under their tongue four times a day or by adding it to water and drinking it throughout the day. There is no risk of overdose or side effects from taking Bach Flower Remedies and they're safe for all ages.

When it comes to relationships, we all have our own unique issues that we struggle with. Whether it's communication problems, feelings of resentment, or simply feeling overwhelmed by the day-to-day demands of life, these challenges can put a strain on even the strongest of relationships. Bach flower remedies can help to improve communication, reduce conflict, and promote feelings of love and harmony within a relationship. If you're looking for a way to feel closer to your partner and deepen your connection, Bach flower remedies may be worth exploring.

At Mindful Remedies we offer the ability to create your own personalised flower remedy blend choosing up to seven flower remedies in a treatment bottle. If any of the below remedies resonate with you, simply click on the buttons below each remedy to add them to your treatment bottle.

The 8 main remedies for marriage and relationships


If you're easily influenced and can be a bit of push over, not setting strong boundaries for yourself, Centaury may be worth trying. This remedy is for those who are weak-willed and who give up their own needs to serve others. This remedy will help you stand up for yourself and state your needs.


This remedy is for those who lack tolerance, who can be judgemental and critical. This trait may creep in after a while in a long standing relationship but it's important to have tolerance, compassion and understanding for our loved ones if we want to build strong relationships. People who need Beech often need order and precision and fail to understand those who might not want to live like that - this may mean difficulties in agreeing standards in house cleanliness for example.


This is the truth flower and is for anyone who hides their worries behind a smile, putting on a brave face to the world or your partner, pretending everything is ok. This remedy will help you open up and communicate more clearly what's going on in your mind.


Willow is for those who can be resentful and bitter. These people feel sorry for themselves and begrudge others good fortune. In the case of relationships, one partner may be resentful due to perceived disparities in workload or finances or due to past infidelities that they've been unable to get over.


If someone needs Chicory they can be possessive, selfish or overbearing with loved ones. They need constant attention and can hurt at the slightest snub - this can be stifling for a partner. This remedy helps to be more selfless and less possessive in love.


Honeysuckle is for those who can't move on from the past and can't let go. Perhaps in a marriage always looking back on the times when they first met their partner longing for those first flushes of love, or the days pre children without responsibility. Or for those who can't forgive a past infidelity or argument. This remedy helps to move on and let go of the past.

Rock Water

This remedy is for those who are overly perfectionist and strict with themselves. They are very disciplined and set high standards - which they can sometimes impose on others without will. This remedy can help them be more flexible.


Vine is for those who are bossy and like to be in charge. They can be overbearing and a powerful force in a relationship, sometimes being a bit aggressive which can hurt the other partner's feelings.

We use the Original Bach flower remedies to create your bottle, handmade by an experienced practitioner. We also ship worldwide. You can add any of the above to your treatment bottle or view descriptions for all 38 at the link below.

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How to use the remedies to help relationship problems

You can take up to seven flower remedies at any one time including any from the full list of 38 flower remedies. The ones listed above are the main Bach flower remedies that can help relationship or marriage problems but you can mix any of the flower remedies together so you may decide to incorporate ones that can also help overwhelm (Elm) or anxiety (Mimulus, Aspen, Red Chestnut...) for example. You don't need to take seven each time, you should look to only include remedies where the emotions match what you're feeling right now.

The descriptions above may resonate for either yourself or your partner or spouse. It may be helpful for you both to take flower remedies so you can jointly face up to any emotional issues which are impacting your relationship.

To create your own flower remedy blend you can simply go to our create a remedy page and select the remedies which best resonate with you (or your partner.) Alternatively, you might want to book a personal consultation over Zoom with Lucy, a qualified Bach practitioner. 

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We hope these remedies can help with any relationship problems or marriage problems you might be having. You may also be interested in our Bach flower remedies for beginners blog post which has more background on the flower remedies. As ever, feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

about the author

Since 2021, Lucy Edwards, a qualified Bach Flower Practitioner and the driving force behind Mindful Remedies, has connected with clients across the world. Crafting thousands of personalised remedies, Lucy has supported individuals' emotional wellbeing, shipping remedies to far-flung places like the USA, Thailand, and Australia.

Lucy is readily available for conversations, offering personalised advice to guide you on the path to holistic wellness. It's important to note that she's not only qualified but also registered with the Bach Centre, ensuring that every consultation and remedy adheres to Dr Bach’s original guidelines for expert care and efficacy.