Marriage Mistakes to Avoid

Marriage mistakes to avoid

I recently read an article on marriage mistakes to avoid. Brittany Wong, Relationships Editor of the Huffington Post, interviewed divorce lawyers across the United States.

The marriage mistakes to avoid are as follows:

  1. Silent treatment. According to one divorce lawyer, fighting is healthy but when it turns to serious fights on a frequent basis and the couple ends up giving each other the silent treatment, it may become unhealthy.
  2. Sexless marriage. Sex is a natural desire and the lack of a sexual relationship can be detrimental to a marriage.
  3. Lack of commonality. While opposites attract, lifestyle differences can pull a couple apart.
  4. Career before family. If one party prioritizes his/ her career over the family, the stay-at-home spouse may resent the situation over time and the relationship may deteriorate.
  5. Contempt for each other. While the couple may not always see eye to eye with each other, it is important that they maintain basic respect for each other and appreciate their differences. If they constantly belittle each other, it is only a matter of time before they walk out on each other.
  6. No respect for each other’s love language. Humans love being appreciated. Different people would have different love languages. While spouses may love each other, it is important that they express their admiration for each other in the desired way.
  7. No honesty in spending. The cost of living in Singapore is high. Many couples have quarrels over family expenditures. There should be transparency from both partners over how they spend their money.
  8. No fights. This may sound strange but if there is no fight, it means that people are keeping things close to their chests. You should be able to say anything to your spouse and you should be able to accept his/ her comments without ill feelings.

See: Brittany Wong, “8 Signs A Marriage Won’t last, According To Divorce Lawyers”, The Huffington Post, 19 December 2016

As a divorce lawyer in Singapore, I have seen many couples filed for divorce in Singapore based on a variety of reasons and I would say that the above marriage mistakes to avoid constitute some of the most common reasons behind divorce.

You can file for divorce using the reasons mentioned above to support the fact of unreasonable behavior on the part of your spouse.

For more information on valid reasons for divorce in Singapore, please contact us.

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