Unmet expectations may spark divorce

According to research, nearly 50% of divorces are the result of unmet expectations for one or both spouses. The reality, though, is that people in New Jersey and elsewhere often have unrealistic expectations regarding marriage. Here is a rundown on the origins of marital expectations, as well as some of the most common unrealistic expectations associated with divorce.

Marital expectations usually stem from a person's general understanding, hopes and personal experiences. In some cases, people base their expectations on facts. However, in other situations, many people develop their expectations based on a poor understanding of how marriage works, fallacious societal norms or poor decision-making.

For example, some people get married believing that the other party is supposed to complete them. Another unrealistic marital expectation is that both parties will remain the same long term. Some individuals also erroneously believe that it is the other person's responsibility to help them to evolve. And sometimes married couples believe that they will always be able to easily resolve conflict simply because of their love for one another.

Although spouses get divorced for a variety of reasons, one thing is certain in any divorce: The process can be difficult to deal with on an emotional and financial level. However, an attorney in New Jersey can help a person who is going through divorce to confidently address issues such as child custody, spousal support and property division. The attorney's focus is to assist the client in achieving a fair and comprehensive outcome given the circumstances surrounding the divorce proceeding.

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