The Divorce Rate Is Higher For Business Owners: Here Is What To Do About It

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Why The Divorce Rate Is Higher For Business Owners

Almost 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce or separation. The divorce rate among business owners is higher for a number of reasons. First of all, running a business can be very time-consuming. This can lead to neglect of the spouse and children, which can put a great deal of strain on the family unit. Secondly, business ownership can be a stressful and demanding lifestyle. This can put a strain on even the strongest relationships. Finally, business owners may be less likely to compromise on important issues in their marriage, since they are used to being in control.

My Marriage Struggle As A Business Owner

I struggled early in my marriage because I felt like I needed to be successful to provide for my family. As the business was growing I did not think anyone understood my challenges of trying to be a good spouse and being successful in the business.  

The reality is I shut myself off from the one person who loved and cared for me. The problem dealt directly with the lack of communication with my spouse. I realized that I needed to be open with what was happening at work so my spouse could understand my challenges and issues. This is hard because as business owners we are fixers and we think we have the answers to everything. I am going to share a resource with you to help you start having conversations with your spouse.

Avoiding Divorce While Being Successful In Business

There are many benefits to having a good relationship with someone. One way you can increase the longevity of your bond is through effective communication. This helps both parties work toward their goals in harmony rather than against one another resulting in an increased sense of satisfaction from every endeavor because they’re working towards something greater instead of just being at opposite ends without any connection between them whatsoever.

It is important to communicate with your spouse about your work schedule and obligations. This will help to ensure that your spouse feels valued and appreciated. It is also important to make time for your relationship. This means setting aside time each week to focus on your spouse and your relationship. By making your relationship a priority, you can help avoid divorce and keep your family together.

Resources To Help With Your Marriage

If you are struggling to understand your spouse, one book recommendation I would have for you is The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. In his book, he shares the 5 love languages so you can recognize the language that fits your spouse. He also shares how to show your heartfelt commitment to your mate. Remember, when you’re feeling the stress of juggling work, family and marriage it is time to take inventory of what needs to change. Act now to identify the issues that are causing conflict and consider how these problems can be solved.

Communication between couples is the key to a successful marriage. The understanding that each person has about their partner can be lost in translation when there are no open lines of dialogue, but this survey will help you get started!

If you are struggling with balancing your business and relationships, reach out to me. I understand the daily challenges you face when running your business. I have over 30 years of experience running 12 successful businesses. That is why I started the Ascend Mastermind because it is my mission to help business owners succeed in business and life. 

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