In this YouTube video, Glamour Magazine talks with lawyers who offer advice on how to repair a relationship through preventative measures. Different advice works differently for different couples, but all couples who want to get married may find this advice helpful.
Understand that legal marriage is a serious commitment.
With an average of 53% of marriages ending in divorce, it’s a legitimate risk to take that plunge considering the costs a divorce can entail. It’s worth it to take a deeper look at the relationship and take it seriously.
A person should know exactly what they want in a spouse and internalize that the person they are looking to marry may not ever, in reality, ever change. Expectations should be clearly understood and communicated. Neither partner ever changes very much.
Discussions before marriage should include long and multiple talks about finances. Legal marriage can change a person’s obligations to the other person depending on the state in which they reside.
Don’t be swayed by an “exciting” partner. They generally don’t make great spouses, according to the lawyers interviewed. Starving artists, musicians, and travelers may add excitement to a person’s life, but they may never actually settle into the expectations of married life.
Finally, if a person has to get divorced, they should do their best to remain calm. Seeking out well-qualified divorce attorneys for assistance early in the process can only help the situation in the long run.