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What Are the Top Predictors of Divorce?

 Posted on June 28, 2019 in Divorce

Novi, MI divorce attorneyWhen statistics say that 50% of all marriages end in divorce, the outlook for many marriages can seem pretty disheartening. Maintaining a good relationship can be difficult. If your relationship is in trouble, divorce may seem like your only option. However, if you are wondering if your relationship is headed toward a breakup, you may want to learn more about some of the most common predictors in couples that lead to divorce, as gathered from therapists and relationship experts:

Failure to Work on Yourself and the Relationship

When you get married, you make a vow to love each other in sickness and in health. But what happens if you are the one in sickness, but you refuse to take any medication and blame your partner for your illness? That is what it feels like when someone fails to take accountability in a relationship. If one or both spouses do not want to work on their relationship issues or address their partner's concerns, they are likely headed toward a divorce.

Disrespecting Your Partner 

Arguing is inevitable in every relationship, but there are respectful ways to have an argument without blaming one's spouse or using insults. When a spouse continually refuses to listen to their partner's concerns or belittles them during arguments, this is very disrespectful and damaging to the relationship. When a person demonstrates contempt for their partner or refuses to correct behavior that is seen as insulting, this is often a sign that divorce will be likely.

Prioritizing the Children over the Relationship

Children require a lot of work. Between school, daycare, extracurricular activities, and bedtime, parents may struggle to find time for anything else. If parents have been unable or unwilling to make time for each other, their relationship can suffer. Even when spouses have good intentions and work hard to meet their children's needs, if they do not take the time to maintain a good relationship with each other, it is likely that resentment and bitterness will build, and divorce may become unavoidable.

Contact a Novi Divorce Attorney

If you have tried everything to save your marriage, but nothing has worked, divorce may be your best option. If you have questions about the divorce process, your rights to marital property, or how to resolve disputes over child custody, our qualified Oakland County family law attorneys will review your case and provide you with the legal representation you need. At Elkouri Heath PLC, we pride ourselves on our thorough family law services. Contact us at 248-344-9700 today for a free consultation.



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