There are many reasons why a marriage might end. Infidelity, financial problems, domestic violence, substance abuse and personality clashes are just some of them. One common issue that can derail a marriage is unemployment. While almost everyone has experienced some form of unemployment in their lives, many have the motivation to quickly move on and find a new job.
However, some treat their newfound unemployment as a vacation. They sit around and watch TV or play video games all day. They may not even do any household chores. They put no effort into their marriage as the other spouse becomes the sole provider. This causes the working spouse to become overwhelmed.
Unemployment can cause a domino effect of problems in a marriage. The person may become depressed because they cannot find employment. This is especially true for husbands. This can lead to substance abuse and anger issues. The family needs to reconfigure their budget. They fight over what to buy and what not to buy. This negatively impacts their sex life. The marriage effectively crumbles.
Many couples are able to move on after unemployment issues. However, if a partner seems unmotivated to find work and does nothing to help out the household, that is a serious problem. It may be less stressful to move on and live alone. Many frustrated spouses decide to file for divorce rather than deal with the stress of their partner’s unemployment.
Fortunately, there are ways to get through this stressful situation. You can keep your marriage alive with these tips:
Unemployment is an issue that puts strain on a family’s financial resources. If your partner has gone many months or even years without work, it can also strain a marriage and even lead to divorce.
Has the stress of your spouse’s unemployment become too much to bear? If your marriage is deteriorating and your partner does not want to put in the effort to save your marriage, get help from the Columbia divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. We can help you move on from a frustrating marriage. We have two offices to serve you. Schedule a free consultation today. Fill out the online form or call (410) 774-5987.
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