In Forbes: Relationship Tips From Divorce Attorneys

cake topAs quoted in Forbes, here are 15 relationship tips from the most jaded professionals in the field — divorce lawyers — (including advice from yours truly):

My quote from the story:

“Sex and intimacy are key parts of your marriage that can get lost  – especially once you have kids. Put the sweat pants down and the lip stick on, because you need to make the effort for your spouse, even if you don’t always feel like it.”  – Morghan Richardson, Richardson Legal, New York City.   

Other solid gems of advice from the article: 

  1. You cannot change the other person;
  2. Don’t ignore financial habits and goals;
  3. Value yourself and the relationship.

Click here for the original article: Surprising Relationship Advice from Divorce Lawyers

What’s your relationship advice? Discuss in the comments.

9 thoughts on “In Forbes: Relationship Tips From Divorce Attorneys

  1. i am agree with Morghan Richardson..she says true “Sex and intimacy are key parts of our marriage that can get lost,especially once i have kids. Put the sweat pants down and the lip stick on, because we need to make the effort for our spouse, even if we don’t always feel like it.thank our for sharing nice advice..

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  2. These seem like important things to keep in mind to help prevent a divorce in your marriage. It makes sense to have relationship tips from a divorce attorney since they see first hand what causes couples to break up. I can see why Zephyr Hill and Goldberg Jones mentioned social media as a tip. One of my friends told me that one of the main causes for divorce is from conflicts caused by social media. It seems best to focus on spending time with your spouse in the real world and avoid basing your relationship on what goes on in social media.

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  3. This is a really interesting article. I don’t think people really think about these things when they want to get a divorce attorney. You’re right, it’s a good place to get advice from the people that deal with divorce ever day. Thanks for sharing these quotes.

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  4. Thanks for sharing! Divorce is such a stressful thing to deal with and it’s really difficult to keep everything straight. I like your tip about keeping intimacy alive. Youthful attitude is so important to functioning correctly throughout your entire life, especially in relationships. A really good lawyer helps to keep things straight and less stressful, but it is still difficult.

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  5. This was a great post! I’m sure that divorce lawyers see more marital strife than they’d like, so they probably have great ideas. I especially love the tip about deciding to be happy. I think that we sometimes sit back and feel like it’s our spouse’s role to make us happy, but we need to be happy first. Great advice.

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  6. I feel like it is super important for people to know about these things. When in a relationship, you need to make sure you are doing all you can to be happy. And the fact that this tip is coming from a divorce attorney, makes it even more true.

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  7. I love the tip about putting the sweat pants down and putting on lipstick. As much as I hate to say it, that tip is completely right. It is so important to do all you can to stay in a relationship even if it means doing things that you are not entirely up to doing. However, reality is that divorce happens. Keith Powell’s advice on getting a financial plan is on spot as well. During my brother’s divorce he went and used a financial service so that he could get through it all not completely broke. A lot of people that I know end up that way and it’s sad because if they had only planned financially beforehand they probably wouldn’t have ended up in that situation.

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  8. What great advice for couples around the world! I’m really happy that I have a wife that I love dearly, but I’m sure there are many people who need help with divorce. I sure do hope that those people actually find the ones and learn from this!

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