First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage. And well... then comes divorce for some couples. Most of us understand that having a baby can throw our lives into disarray, but many of us also want to believe our marriages won't be a casualty. Is there any way to spot trouble in paradise before adding a little one to the mix? Apparently there are some red flags your marriage won't last when you become parents, according to therapists.
Couples and family therapists who work with couples in all stages and chapters of relationships can offer valuable insight into what can make or break a marriage after starting a family. Of course, many of these red flags are invaluable to identify and rectify long before you start talkin' babies. If you're considering taking the next step in your relationship, whether that be through moving in together, getting married, or having children, it's crucial to note any weaknesses that could pose a potential threat to your union. After all, it's easier to work on these issues sooner rather than later, before a screaming baby and sleep deprivation can make all your problems seem bigger, harder, and more insurmountable.