How to Increase Your Chances for Divorce

Divorce is not something anyone is hoping for when they get married. But, unfortunately, many people end up sabotaging their relationships and increase likelihood of divorce.

Carol Barkes is a mediator who helps couples who are considering divorce.  She knows these bullets below are surefire ways to put a marriage on the path to divorce. Carol is available for interviews.  

1) Criticizing your partner. There is no such thing as constructive criticism. Criticism is just that, and it is hurtful. Instead, separate the person from the problem. It is okay to have a complaint about a process, but keep it to what is happening and then move forward to what you would like to see happen differently.

2) Thinking you know everything there is to know about your partner. Instead, continuously to get to know your partner. Over time, people change. Life’s experience mold and adjust who we are. Goals change, desires change, interests change. Never stop finding out who your partner is and continues to evolve to be.

3) Being defensive. Being defensive when your partner brings up something that is bothering them is not constructive. Try not to be defensive. Instead, be inquisitive about their concern. Defensiveness is a relationship killer.

4) Talking over each other or bombarding the other with too many words. When this is done over time, it can shut the other person down. Instead, speak slower and use less words.

Obviously, divorce is something all people in nurturing, loving relationships would like to avoid. Being mindful of the above common pitfalls in communication will help to keep relationships happy, healthy, and endure ’til death do they part.


Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

Carol Barkes is a trend-setting mediator, business executive and educator specializing in the use of neuroscience to improve business performance, interpersonal communications, negotiation and conflict resolution processes for optimally successful results. She is also a speaker, educator, and author of the bestselling book: Success Breakthroughs.

Jo Allison
PR Managing Editor
Success In Media, Inc.

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