Choosing to get married is a huge step that many couples decide to take in hopes of finding their happily ever after. In many cases, however, many people find that things don’t work out exactly as they may have liked. They go down the road of divorce, ending their relationship altogether despite how much they might have wanted to make things work.
All sorts of emotions can arise, complicating the divorce process and making things that much more difficult for two people who once loved each other. Despite how many emotions they may have felt during the moment of their divorce, they find themselves looking back, wishing they may have done things differently. So, what are the biggest regrets of couples who went through divorce? Take a look at some of the most common.
Not Getting a Prenuptial Agreement
Many people see having a prenuptial agreement as something that isn’t romantic. While that may be true, a prenuptial agreement is an important financial reality that couples should seriously consider.
Finances play an important role in life, and consequently, relationships also. It’s critical that you don’t wait until you’re already married to discuss money. Over half of divorced couples say that they have serious regrets not putting a prenuptial agreement in place.
Not Communicating Better
While you may decide that you don’t want to be together anymore, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still communicate. Arguing and stressing through your divorce rather than trying to get to the root of your issues to make it peacefully through can be exhausting.
The legal process can be much less depleting emotionally, and above all, financially if you find a way to talk through things. Don’t bottle things up and wait for them to explode. Instead, calmly talk about things together as much as you can.
Not Trying Couples Counseling
Although you may be feeling hopeless and angry, the truth is that divorce may not always be the only way. Many couples are able to turn things around despite believing that things were hopeless.
The truth is that every relationship gets to a point where things get tough. Don’t be someone that gives up every time that you get frustrated. It’s worth trying to save your marriage if you can. Over half of divorced spouses express their regrets, not trying to fix things. Before you serve them papers, ask yourself whether it may be worth at least trying to go to counseling together.
Getting matching tattoos always seems like the most possible romantic gesture that you can do when you love someone, but the truth is that it’s the least desirable thing you want on your body when you are divorced.
There are plenty of other ways to express your love than putting a permanent tattoo on your body.