When you identify relationship issues early on in your time as a couple, you may assume they’ll only get better. Some couples even get married, figuring they’ll work things out as they go. Unfortunately, the reality is that some issues only tend to get worse, and they can lead to divorce. A few examples include:
Not having common interests
Eventually, you may end up not even wanting to spend time together, feeling like you never get to do what you want to do.
Viewing money differently
When you’re dating, you may not care that your significant other is a spender and you are a saver. When you’re married, and you feel like your spouse is spending “your” money, then it becomes a big problem.
Lack of communication
You must be able to communicate to get through the challenges of marriage. Some couples never learn this, just keeping everything to themselves to avoid conflict. After they get married, this puts a lot of stress on the relationship.
One person may consider “white lies” to be excusable. Or, one person may lie about financial decisions in order to stave off criticism. When these issues start coming to light, they can tear a marriage apart.
Couples do not always have to agree on everything, but couples that fight about everything are also in for a rough marriage. They need to learn ways to get through their problems without everything turning into a conflict.
If any of these issues are threatening your marriage, make sure you fully understand your legal rights under Michigan’s divorce laws.