Does your career impact your odds of divorce?

On Behalf of | Jun 30, 2023 | Divorce

There are a lot of factors to consider when trying to determine the odds that you and your spouse will get divorced. What age were you when you got married? What is your financial situation like? Do you have children?

But one thing to consider may simply be the career that you’re in now or the career that you want in the future. What you may find is that certain careers have a higher divorce rate, potentially influencing your personal relationship.

Extensive travel

For example, if you have a career where you have to travel a lot, the separation from your spouse can take a toll. This is part of the reason that the divorce rate can be relatively high for members of the military. If they are deployed for months on end, the relationship can erode. This is much different than someone who has an office job and is home every day except for the standard 9-to-5 shift.

High-stress occupations

Additionally, some individuals work in high-stress occupations, such as surgeons or medical professionals. Other examples could include police officers and firefighters. This type of consistent stress, along with potentially hectic schedules, could increase the odds of divorce. In some cases, workplace stress will begin to influence the marriage and create marital stress.

Your legal options in a divorce

As you can see, outside factors can cause you and your spouse to get divorced, even if it’s something that you thought would never happen to your relationship. If you do find yourself in this position, be sure you carefully consider all of your legal options.