It's estimated that about half of marriages end in divorce. Why are so many people getting divorced, and how can you prevent splitting up with your spouse? We asked four divorce lawyers what they've learned in their practice on how to keep your marriage alive.
Divorce lawyers have to hear all about a couple's marital issues before they help dissolve a union. Their clients spill all the problems on the table. So when divorce attorneys were asked to give advice on keeping a union together it was spot-on stuff...so listen up.
Be the first to say “I’m sorry.” The saying is “you can be right or you can be happy.”
“Secure your own oxygen mask in the event of marital turbulence.” In order to figure out where the negative emotions are coming from you need to take care of yourself.
Be honest, but not that honest.
Plan a monthly “state of the union” meeting. Poor communication will torpedo any marriage.
Have “unsexy” conversations about finances and keep them business-like. Money trouble is the number one cause of divorce, so being on the same page is huge.
Remember that not everyone is as happy as they look on social media. Don’t compare.
Make your own couple focused holiday. Make some up.
If you always win arguments, you may lose your marriage.