Divorce lawyers have seen and heard every reason for divorce, and over the years, many have figured out the keys to successful, and not so successful relationships.
Marriage is always a work in progress. Problems will arise, there is no getting around them, but tackle them before they grow into monsters. Complacency can be a way of taking someone for granted. Always treat them as a date, admire the things you like about them, and don’t forget to mention them too.
Having the same financial views is important. Money is the biggest cause of divorce. Financial differences will only get worse as time goes on, and having the same goals and views on money will prevent the most common cause of divorce. Also, prenuptial agreements are not necessary. By signing a prenup you or your spouse has provided a way out. Marriage should be forever, and there is no room for prenuptials in forever.
Life gets busy, so try to schedule at least one day off together a week for “us” time. Make time for each other away from kids and distractions. You don’t want to lose “us” in the midst of all the craziness.
Couples that can stay focused on what’s important for their relationship tend to stay together and be more fulfilled.