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10 Common Indicators in a Marriage that Result in a Divorce

Monday, August 20th, 2018
Categories: Blog, Legal Separation

When couples in Los Angeles get married, they rarely anticipate that they will end up getting divorced in the future. A Los Angeles divorce lawyer can tell you that although many couples do make plans in the event of divorce—such as entering into a premarital agreement—such plans are not because either party assumes that divorce is imminent. However, there are numerous common indicators that a marriage will result in divorce, from features of the relationship before the wedding ever happens to issues that arise during the course of the marriage. We have collected 10 of the most common indicators of divorce from Huffington Post and Business Insider.

What Are the Most Common Indicators of Divorce in Los Angeles?

The following are 10 of the most common indicators of divorce in LA:

  1. Spouses have difficulty communicating with one another: When there is a problem in the relationship, whether it is big or small, it is important for the parties to voice their thoughts and to find ways, through communication, to solve problems.
  2. Financial problems: When a couple has financial issues, or when just one of the spouses is having a hard time with money, the relationship often suffers consequences.
  3. Parties got married for the wrong reasons: Sometimes one or both of the parties will get married for the wrong reasons, such as for money or out of loneliness.
  4. Having different goals for the future: It is important for married couples to have many of the same long-term goals and the desire to help one another meet those goals.
  5. Lack of intimacy: Many couples have problems with intimacy, both sexual and emotional. When a couple is having intimacy problems, it often is an indication that the marriage may end in divorce.
  6. Loss of individual identity in the marriage: Sometimes one or both spouses will lose their individual identities to the marriage. For example, the spouses might forget about friends they had when they were single and may stop engaging in activities that defined them prior to the marriage.
  7. Having different priorities: When one spouse, for instance, thinks professional achievement is the most important thing in life and the other believes family should take precedence, the marriage can be headed for trouble.
  8. Having different interests: Married couples need to have some interests in common, and having completely different interests can make it difficult to find ways to spend enjoyable time together.
  9. Lack of time together: Marriages often begin having problems when there is not time for the relationship. Many couples cite stresses of a job or other duties, leaving little time for maintaining a strong bond.
  10. One spouse attempting to change the other spouse: When one spouse tries to change the other, the relationship typically does not last.

Seek Advice from a Los Angeles Divorce Lawyer

It is rare for a couple to expect that they will get divorced when they make plans to get married. However, given the prevalence of divorce, it is not at all uncommon for marriages to result in divorce. While spouses may not always recognize the signs that their marriage is likely to fail, there are indeed common indicators that a marriage is unlikely to last. If you realize that your marriage is not working and need advice, you should speak with a Los Angeles divorce lawyer about your options. Contact the Law Offices of Evan Braunstein to learn more about how we assist clients in LA.

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