Sometimes when things get rough, a couple decides to renew their marriage vows in an effort to also renew their life together. The thought is that a fresh beginning can bring back “the good times” and help a couple get back on track. This may work for some, but if you fail to address underlying issues, a vow renewal will not necessarily mean your marriage is now divorce proof. So, if you are considering renewing your vows in an effort to save your relationship, it is better to take a hard look at what needs fixing and then take steps towards that fix.
Eight reasons why renewing vows doesn’t always save a marriage are best illustrated by taking a look at eight celebrity couples who gave it a try, and ended up apart:
- Singer Seal and model/TV personality Heidi Klum.
- Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey.
- Actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.
- Kris Jenner and Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner.
- J. Lo and Marc Anthony.
- Kris Jenner’s daughter, Kim and basketball player Kris Humphries.
- Reality TV stars Jon and Kate Gosselin.
- Another Kardashian, Khloe and basketball star Lamar Odom.
For some of these couples, the renewal was annual and for at least one, Kardashian and Humphries, the renewal came after only 6 weeks of marriage. The idea is nice, but without putting in the work a marriage requires, a renewal does not always work. And, even if the work is being put in, as is likely with some of the celebrity couples on this list, a lifelong marriage is just not in the cards. Staying together takes a lot of hard work, and divorce is common. The thing to remember is that ending a marriage is not the end of the world and does not make you a failure. Many times, people are much happier once the marriage is over than they were when they were together. A big part of being able to move on peacefully after divorce is making sure the divorce terms meets your needs. Whether you need to resolve financial issues, figure out where the kids will live, or are having trouble splitting up property, we can help. Call us to learn more about divorce, and how we can help you make the transition from married to single smoothly.
For more information about marriage and divorce, consult a qualified legal professional. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.