There is not a foolproof way to predict which New Hampshire marriages will last a lifetime and which will not. Many spouses will be widowed if their partners die. Others will decide to file for divorce.
There is also no way to predict which exact issues might spark problems in a marriage, although data shows that certain issues seem to be more problematic than others for many couples. In fact, if a pair of spouses experience any of the five marital problems conveyed in this blog post, it is a red flag that there may be problems ahead. Some spouses might resolve their problems, while others keep struggling with them. Those who determine that an issue is not resolvable typically file for a divorce.
Common red flag issues for married couples
Issues that create contention between one set of spouses might not affect another couple. One or more of the following five issues are usually cited as the reasons for divorce:
- Arguments about money
- Lack of commitment
- Lack of shared interests
- Marital intimacy problems
A couple who encounters more than one of these issues at the same time might really be struggling to keep their marriage intact.
Deciding to divorce
There are many other reasons why a spouse might decide to file for divorce, such as a spouse’s substance abuse problems, domestic violence or simply irreconcilable differences. When a decision to divorce is made, it activates a legal process that focuses on resolving financial and other family law issues in order to achieve a settlement. A spouse who is concerned about the financial outcome of a divorce or child custody matters may want to ask an experienced family law attorney to provide legal support throughout proceedings.