Avoiding the Surprise Divorce

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Avoiding the Surprise Divorce

For most people, having a spouse express a sudden desire for divorce is a highly unpleasant experience. Psychologists Ellen Kenner and Edwin Locke discuss guidelines for avoiding an abrupt and unexpected conclusion to your relationship. Tips to keep in mind: speak up and communicate openly about desires, needs, and resentments relating to the marriage, rather than allowing dissatisfaction to build unbeknownst to your partner. It’s equally important for partners to be properly attentive to each other’s complaints and concerns. Genuinely listening to a spouse’s feelings and gauging attitudes can help resolve escalating tension before it becomes untenable. Cherishing one another throughout a relationship is vital to ensuring mutual happiness.

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