Petty Things That Can End a Marriage

Statistics show that roughly half of all marriages end in divorce. But what exactly is causing marriages to crumble? Is it adultery or money problems? Is it a lack of communication?

More likely, it could be because you snore or never watch romantic comedies. These issues may seem trivial, but they have been known to end marriages. Petty disagreements and problems can lead to divorce over time. Here are some common ones to avoid.

Watching Too Much TV

It’s nice to be able to come home from work and watch a little TV, but when you’re spending all day watching soap operas and cheesy movies, you’re not focusing on your marriage. You’re also more likely to believe what you see on TV. People tend to forget that what they see on TV is not representative of real life, and this can impact their marriage.


Believe it or not, snoring can be a marriage killer. Does your spouse yell or hit you when you snore at night? It’s because he or she was woken up from their sleep. Sleep is important, and when your spouse is left to toss and turn all night due to your loud snoring, they’re bound to feel angry. A lack of sleep makes a person more tense and tired. So get treatment for your sleep apnea and see your marriage improve.

You Have a Long Commute

It can be difficult to find the job of your dreams, so when you do land it, you may be willing to drive an hour to work. However, long commutes can impact your home life, as they leave you less time with your family. If possible, move closer to your job or opt for a shorter commute.

Different Brand Preferences

You like Pepsi, but your wife prefers Coke. Can something so seemingly trivial really lead to divorce? It sure can. Say that your wife does all the grocery shopping. If she prefers Coke, that is what she’s going to buy. She might not go out of her way to buy you Pepsi, so you’ll be stuck with her favorite brands unless you buy them yourself. The resentment you’ll feel will add up over time.

You Avoid Watching Romantic Comedies

Do you really need to watch that cheesy chick flick your wife keeps nagging you to watch with her? For the sake of your marriage, yes. A study showed that couples who watched romantic comedies and discussed them afterward had a divorce rate that was 50% lower than those who didn’t.

Contact a Maryland Divorce Lawyer Today

There are many things that can cause a marriage to go sour. If your marriage is a priority, then it’s best that you take the steps to preserve it.

If you are annoyed by your spouse’s behavior and are no longer satisfied with your marriage, get help from the Columbia divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. He can help you manage the legal and emotional components. We have two offices to serve you. Schedule a free consultation today. Give us a call at (410) 774-5987 or fill out the online form.


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