Marriage can be difficult for Texans to keep together if there are disputes, disagreements and unwelcome emotions. According to research, slightly more than a million marriages broke up in the U.S. in 2015. With a divorce rate that is so significant, people who are experiencing problems in their marriage should be aware of the warning signs and when they should consider alternatives such as counseling, mediation or moving forward with the end of a marriage and getting a divorce. There are certain reasons that a marriage might hit the skids and eventually end. Understanding them is a key to recognizing them and acting.
People who fail to communicate are at risk of a divorce. Researchers state that marriages often end due to a lack of understanding of one another’s needs, values and priorities. This stems from the inability to communicate and not having their feelings on the table prior to the marriage. If there is a communication problem, the couple might no longer feel happy in the marriage. This can be rectified by changing the situation or ending the marriage.
Many couples are ingrained in their beliefs and do not want to deviate from them even if it is putting the marriage at risk. People who demand that their way is the only way are destined for conflict. Finances, children and personal matters will frequently result in disputes. If there is an ability to compromise and see things from the perspective of the other spouse, then there is a better chance of negotiation. If this cannot happen, the union could be in jeopardy.
Certain couples are not prepared for the necessary commitment to make a marriage work. It is not always easy to shun other activities to do what is good for the family, but that quality time often makes the difference between a marriage that is floundering and one that is strong. However, in some situations, people are simply unhappy with the other person and do not want to continue in the marriage or they are unable to find common ground. It is then that the better option might be to move on.
A marriage requires work and consensus. Naturally, it is preferable for couples who decide to marry to do everything they can to remain together. However, when that is not possible, it could be better to part ways. Speaking to an attorney who is well-versed in divorce legal issues and the divorce process is important when deciding on how best to move forward.
Source: Huffington Post, “3 Signs Your Marriage is Heading for Divorce and How to Fix That,” Vicky Law, June 2, 2017