How to Avoid Divorce the Second Time Around

How to Avoid Divorce the Second Time Around

You had high hopes for your first marriage. You loved each other and you thought your relationship would last forever.  Sadly, that was not the case. You went through a contentious divorce and are glad it is over. But now you have found love again. Things are serious. Maybe you are engaged or thinking about it.  You love your partner …

Do You Expect Too Much From Your Partner?

Do You Expect Too Much From Your Partner?

Relationships have changed over time. In the past, people married primarily for money and babies. Women took care of the children, while the men worked and financially supported them. Nowadays, it is fair to say that we expect much more. But we also need to keep in mind that times have changed as well. It is not easy to support …

Effects of Mental Illness on Divorce

Effects of Mental Illness on Divorce

Marriage is tough enough when both parties are of sound mind. Add mental illness to the mix, and your marriage can be a real mess. It can be hard to navigate the challenges of marriage when one person is dealing with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and other disorders. Mental illness is associated with a higher chance of divorce and less …

When There is a Lack of Effort in a Marriage

When There is a Lack of Effort in a Marriage

Many couples think that they don’t have to work hard at their marriage. They just assume that life will move along like clockwork. But that is simply not true. Marriage takes a lot of work. Even when the relationship feels like it is going great, it is easy for it to go off course.  Marriages require regular maintenance. Everything good …

Navigating Child Custody During the Holidays

Navigating Child Custody During the Holidays

These days, you will likely find Halloween costumes in your local stores. Maybe there will even be Thanksgiving decor. What does this mean? The holidays are upon us.  If you have gone through a divorce and have minor children, it is time to start making travel plans for the holiday season. Depending on your child’s school schedule, you are looking …

Allocation of Benefits in a Military Divorce

Allocation of Benefits in a Military Divorce

When a civilian gets divorced, the process is not easy. When a servicemember gets divorced, it gets even more complicated. There are a host of rules that must be followed. Because there are state and federal laws that apply, a military divorce is even more complicated than a civilian one.  The military offers many government benefits that are subject to …

Tips for Saving Money in a Divorce

Tips for Saving Money in a Divorce

Many couples are unhappily married, but they choose to stay in the relationship for various reasons. Some stay together for the kids. Others are scared to divorce. Then there are those who avoid divorce because it is just too expensive.  Divorce is not cheap. Lawyer fees and court costs add up. The longer the process takes, the more money you …

Secrets of a Happy Marriage

Secrets of a Happy Marriage

So many people are unhappy in their marriages. They cannot communicate well with their spouses. There may be physical or emotional abuse. The couple could be having money problems. Maybe there is a major problem involved, such as substance abuse or infidelity.  It seems like everyone you talk to is complaining about their marriage. They may even mention divorce. But …

What Causes a Spouse to Cheat?

What Causes a Spouse to Cheat?

Relationships can be scary. It can be hard to get comfortable with a new partner when you constantly worry about things that might happen. For example, if your boyfriend is still friendly with his ex-girlfriend, you may be concerned that he might cheat on you. But even when you are married, there is always the possibility of infidelity.  For most …

Importance of Financial Compatibility in a Marriage

Importance of Financial Compatibility in a Marriage

When you decide to marry someone, there are a lot of things you need to consider. Your partner needs to be the right person for you. Are they loyal? Are they hardworking? Do they treat you with kindness and respect? Do you two have common goals and interests?  Compatibility can mean a lot of things, but one thing you should …