It is common for marriage counselors to say that there are signs that a marriage is “on the rocks.” For the most part, many of these signs are quite obvious: arguing more frequently than ever before; failing to compromise on important issues; and even slacking intimacy in a relationship. However, for each marriage, the signs are different. A recent article asked the questions: Do you think your marriage is going to end in divorce? Should you expect it to?
Many people still cite the supposed common knowledge statistic that half of all marriages end in divorce. That may have been true at one point in time, and it may very well still be true today. With the varying ways in which those types of statistics are tracked, it is hard to tell for sure. But, as the recent article noted, it can seem like it is harder for people to find their “soulmate for life.”
What does it mean to embrace the fact that your marriage may end in a divorce? The recent article noted that, in coming to terms with such a reality, expectations may be lifted and stress could be reduced. If a couple whose relationship is “on the rocks” decides that it is best to move on and then focuses on the task of getting through the legal process of a divorce, it may be best for all involved.
For many couples in Texas, a divorce case doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Sure, there are many issues to address, such as property division, alimony and potentially even child custody and support, if the couple has children. But, by recognizing that it might be the best move for everyone to get through the legalities and move on with life, a divorcing couple can work through the process and come out the other side.