Most people despite the harsh realties are looking for the fairytale romantic relationship where you fall in love at first sight or that you find your soulmate and are looking for a relationship that lasts a lifetime. The harsh reality is that is the rare exception rather than the rule.
It has long been a statistic that more than half of marriages end in divorce and in some areas those statistics are higher. In Europe it has been shown that in the last 50 years people have divorced 2 ½ times more often and get married 2 times less often.
Whether you are married legally or in a committed long term relationship, if dissolution of the relationship is a reality, using the Collaborative process for either a divorce or the dissolution of a significant relationship is vital and a much more holistic approach, no matter what your geographical location is. Further the courts will not get involved with the dissolution of a romantic partnership that is not a legal marriage.
There is scientific data and research that has been done on foreseeing whether divorce is a possibility in a relationship and nine most distinctive factors.
This first factor I find is a humorous one. They basically did a study of people’s photographs from college and were able to determine by the amount of the impact of their smile or gloom of their photo, the rate of divorce for those people. The study showed that people who look gloomy in their photos were divorced five times more often than those who smiled.
This also held true for people with respect to the emotional tone of their voice and the commitment to what they are saying. So, it’s not only what you say but how you say it 😊
This article had some interesting points on what to look for in your relationship and factors that can contribute to an early termination.
Selected excerpt(s), photo and linked article courtesy of anton7788, Chowhound.