Did you know certain careers have higher divorce rates than others in Oklahoma? Here are some jobs that could put your marriage at risk
Careers With The Highest Divorce Rate
- Entertainers: Artists, actors, choreographers, dancers, etc., have the highest divorce rate, mainly because they have to give their profession high priority if they want to advance. It's also thought that creatives are generally more sensitive and often react emotionally to situations compared to other people.
- Entrepreneurs – Being an entrepreneur requires long hours and sacrifice to make a business work. During the first few years of starting their business, money could be tight, putting a financial strain on their marriage.
- Caring professions – Jobs like home healthcare officials, psychiatrists, nurses, some types of doctors and even teachers, can ruin marriages. These people use so much energy caring for their patients and students, leaving them depleted for their family members.
- Oil and Gas workers- The cyclical nature of jobs in this field can often put strains on a marriage.
- Bartenders and massage therapists – Research has shown that jobs that involve touching or close contact may lead to infidelity and thus divorce. It's easier for people to fall in love with someone they see, touch and talk to daily.
How To Not Let Your Career Affect Your Marriage
- Communicate regularly with each other – This means talking about your work and personal lives. Make sure to discuss any stressors or issues you are experiencing in both realms. Talking openly and honestly with each other will help keep misunderstandings at bay.
- Set boundaries with each other – Establish rules about how much time you spend on work-related tasks versus home-related tasks. For example, you may decide that no work-related conversations or emails are allowed after a certain hour in the evening, or you may agree to take turns tackling household tasks on the weekends. By setting boundaries, you can help ensure that your work does not overtake your home life.
- Find time for each other – Carve out special moments just for the two of you. You can do things like going out on a date night once a week or taking a weekend getaway together every few months. Whatever it may be, make sure to schedule some time just for you and your spouse. Doing so will help keep your relationship strong.
Even though these careers are statistically more likely to lead to divorce, yours doesn't have to. Apply the tips mentioned above to protect your marriage.
If you are facing divorce, Hayes Legal Solutions, PLLC is here to help you navigate through these difficult times. Reach out to us at 405-635-5578 to set up your divorce strategy session.