Marital problems can have many causes, whether one partner is unfaithful, or a couple simply cannot see eye to eye on key issues. However, even seemingly minor changes in one’s life can result in problems within their personal relationships, especially their marriage. It is important to be mindful of these issues, especially if you or your spouse’s work routine has changed or will change in the near future. Sometimes, these changes can lead to a host of challenges which ultimately cause the marriage to crumble.

Many people struggle to find a high-paying job, and when they finally have one, they may be willing to do anything to keep it. In some cases, this may include accepting a less desirable work schedule, such as working more hours or working during a different time of the day. This can interfere with their sleep, affect their personality and have an impact on the amount of energy they have to devote to their spouse and other facets of their lives. Some people may become irritable and even develop a drug or alcohol problem as a result of what they are facing in the workplace.

If you are contemplating divorce and you think that work-related strain may be playing a role in your marriage’s problems, it might be a good idea to consider changing your work routine or attending marital therapy with your spouse. However, it is too late for some couples, especially if this strain has led to domestic violence, an affair, a crippling addiction or some other serious matter. If your job has become more demanding, this could also get in the way of your ability to maneuver through the divorce process.