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The Most Common Causes of Divorce and How to Avoid Them in Your Marriage

Wheaton family law attorneysCouples do not typically enter a marriage with the intention of divorcing. Sadly, divorce is the path that nearly half of all couples will take. What causes them to head that direction, and how can you avoid meeting the same fate in your impending marriage? The following information examines the most common causes of divorce, as well as how to avoid them, and it explains how a seasoned family law attorney can use a prenuptial agreement to protect your finances before your marriage even starts. 

Fighting Dirty

No matter how much you love your spouse, you are not going to agree on everything. How you handle those disagreements could predict whether or not you will one day divorce. Name-calling, shaming, blaming, and other nasty fighting tactics can strip away the trust and give each of you the sense that you are no longer in a loving partnership. Over time, that can degrade your marriage to the point of divorce. If you notice that you and your spouse are starting to fight dirty, consider marriage counseling before things get worse. 


When one party strays away from their partner and pursues another, it can wreak serious havoc on your marriage. It can obliterate trust, often to the point of irreparable. To make matters worse, cheating is rarely about the physical aspect. Instead, it tends to indicate a loss of emotional connection between the married parties. As such, couples are encouraged to ensure they take time for their marriage, regardless of what is happening in their lives. Take your spouse out on dates. Talk about life outside of your children. Laugh and have fun together.  

Lack of Appreciation

In the daily grind, it is easy to forget or overlook what your spouse does each day. If allowed to go unnoticed over a long period of time, your spouse can start to feel unappreciated and unloved. So, to avoid this common cause of divorce, remember that a thank you can go a long way.

Someone (or Everyone) Stops Trying

Relationships are work; marriage is no exception. Sadly, couples often forget this and they stop trying. It is like taking a lack of appreciation to the extreme; you do not just stop noticing what your spouse is doing, you stop caring (or vice versa). When this happens, the other person can become burnt out and stop caring themselves. At that point, it can become exceptionally difficult to repair the marriage. If you notice this happening in your marriage, seek counseling immediately - even if it is only for yourself. 

Safeguarding Your Marriage from Divorce

No matter how hard you try, you cannot fully divorce-proof your marriage, but you can prepare for the possibility of divorce and protect your finances. This is where Davi Law Group, LLC can help. Dedicated and experienced, our Wheaton family law attorneys can examine your current financial situation and assist you in crafting a prenuptial agreement that can hopefully satisfy all parties while also protecting your wealth. Schedule a personalized consultation to learn more. Call 630-580-6373 today. 


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