Maintaining a long, healthy relationship is one of the biggest challenges people face in life. There are so many factors that can affect the status of a marriage or relationship and so many things that are simply out of a couple’s control that divorce has become rather common. Though divorce rates have been slowing down over the past several years, people are still doing what they can to avoid it — be it marrying the right person, waiting until the right age, or deferring until financial security is solidified.

All of those things may help you avoid a divorce, but we now have even more insight into what can make an otherwise strong union fracture. And it has more to do with the economy than with Tinder profiles, Facebook flirting, or too much time at the bar or in front of the Xbox.

by Sam Beker



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