Things to Consider Before Marriage

Common Reasons for Divorce

Being a divorce attorney means that many clients come into the office explaining the details of their marriage and why things did not work out. Many times, regardless the length of the marriage, the common factor in divorce is the small thing that drove the couple nuts before marriage.

Some things that may indicate the marriage may end in divorce include:

  • Fundamental moral differences
  • Lack of respect
  • Different sexual expectations
  • The way money is handled
  • High or false expectations

These are cited as some of the most common reasons that couples choose to get divorced. When there are core differences between the two, what seems right for a little bit and causes the couple to choose marriage eventually can drive them apart. When a couple has different values and core beliefs, their goals can become starkly different the longer a couple is together. This relates to sexual expectations as well. Intimacy is important in a marriage because it makes people feel loved. If one partner craves intimacy more than the other, sexual incompatibility that was overlooked at first can be a divisive factor later on.

One of the most important things each person should consider before marriage is how the feel about one another. Does one expect the other to support them? Is there a deep respect for one another? Does one have the expectation that the other will give them the hobbies and interests they need? Many times, when one spouse has to justify their reasons for marrying the other person for anything other than love, a red flag should go up.

There are many reasons why couples choose to get married or divorced. The concerns that one spouse feels before marriage may be the same thing that pulls the couple apart years later. If you find yourself in this situation, call our firm today.