What makes a good marriage?

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

Although I practice divorce law and see awful marriages all day long, I am no expert when it comes to what makes for a good marriage.   But, as we all do, I have my theory, which I would like to share.

Marriages break up due to sex, (too much, too little, inside the marriage, outside the marriage) or money (not enough, or too much to fight over). 

So assuming a couple has a satisfying sexual relationship, and lives within their means, what else makes a good marriage IN MY OPINION is as follows:

Friendship.   If you are not best friends, you do not have a good marriage.

Respect.  If there is no respect, there is no good marriage.

Honesty.  If there are major secrets, you do not have a good marriage.

Kindness.  Without kindness, you do not have a good marriage.

And the biggie:  Communication.  Without good communication, you cannot have any of the above.

So what to do now?  If your marriage is broken, you have two choices:

fix it or abandon it.

You may need marriage counseling to fix it…or a financial advisor.  You both have to want to fix it.  It only takes one of you in the state of Florida to abandon it.

To divorce or not to divorce is a very personal decision.  For more information about your rights and options, call one of the attorneys at the Firm at 561-835-9091 or click on the ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. website at www.familylawwpb.com.

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