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    January 19, 2017
    5 yearsago

    seven-year itchMarriage isn’t easy. But, done well and with good intentions, your union can be incredibly rewarding and beautiful. Unfortunately, for many couples, the seven-year mark can be especially challenging. Whether open communication has fallen by the wayside, kids have taken over your attention and energy, or money issues have caused serious stress, any number of issues can lead to a divorce, if you allow it to happen.

    Stats About Marriage Troubles

    According to a new poll conducted by OnePoll market researchers for Pure Romance, a line of relationship-enhancement products, the seventh year of marriage is the most challenging for couples in America. Which means that the seven-year itch may not, after all, be a myth.

    One thousand people across the nation were polled. They had to be married for at least five years, and the average respondent was married to their current spouse for 20 years. Here are some of the takeaways:

    • 72 percent of couples go to bed angry (many have done so at least once a month).
    • 4 minor verbal squabbles per month are the average (48 annually).
    • 50 percent of couples argue about money, followed by chores (31 percent), sex life (16 percent), and in-laws (13 percent).
    • 43 percent thought their marriage was in trouble in the early years.
    • 1 in 5 married people have considered breaking up.
    • 12 percent have sought professional help for their marriage.

    Another recent study found that contempt is one of the biggest indicators of divorce in a marriage. If you don’t respect your spouse, speak honestly and fairly with each other, or remember why you got married in the first place, too much eye-rolling could sink your union, and fast.

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    Addressing the Stats

    There’s nothing wrong with going to bed angry – it’s never talking about the thing that made you go to bed angry in the first place that’s the problem. Communication is one of the most important indicators of a healthy marriage, from talking about money to sex, parenting beliefs to how much you each use social media.

    While seeking marriage counseling still comes with an inaccurate stigma of “you shouldn’t need help if you have a good marriage,” the reality is that everyone can use support, even couples. And, sometimes, in order to hear what your spouse is really saying or understand how they’re feeling, you need the help of a third party, whether it’s a therapist or member of the clergy.

    When you look for help for your marriage, that means you’re invested in your union, and putting it first in your life. Don’t be ashamed to get the help you need.

    You may have gotten married at the wrong age >>

    When life after divorce is giving you trouble, especially when it involves difficulties with spousal support or parenting time, don’t hesitate to reach out to your divorce attorney for support. And whether you have reached the seven-year-itch mark, or your marriage is far ahead of it or far beyond, when your relationship has come to an obvious close, contact Femminineo Attorneys, PLLC in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, for support.

    What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

    Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

    Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

    We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

    Expert Staff

    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

    Personal Service

    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

    We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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