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hot or cold michigan divorceEvery couple has that ongoing argument. One wants to go to a movie and the other wants to stay in and watch TV. One wants Chinese food and the other wants pizza. One person likes it warm in the house and the other wants the temperature to stay low. As it turns out, that hot-cold fight may be more indicative of marital problems than anyone realized and, at its heart, that argument could lead to a Michigan divorce.

Reasons Room Temp Can Ruin a Marriage

Little differences and arguments in a marriage are good. You learn how to compromise and occasionally give in to please the person you love. However, research has shown that couples can be pushed over the edge when they differ in their preference for room temperature.

The disagreement over the temperature of a room or the house is, essentially, about comfort. You are more comfortable when the room is toasty. You are more comfortable when you’re bundled up under the covers in a cold room. You are more comfortable when you are paying less on the heating and air conditioning bill.

Here are the facts:

  • Some couples argue more when the heat level rises. Hotter days make for hotter heads, and what might have been a minor issue becomes a major quarrel.
  • The literal fight over hot and cold can be the jumping off point for airing resentments about annoyances, both large and small.
  • If the core of the argument over room temperature is the utility bill, then there is a fundamental difference in how a couple functions financially, and that can sink a marriage.
  • The person who has control over the thermostat and guards it like a hawk can signify a power struggle.
  • Research has shown that females are biologically tuned to prefer hot over cold, based on a woman’s lower ratio of body mass to surface area, lessening muscle mass, and slower resting metabolism. Gender aside, if one person runs hot and the other runs cold, conflict is likely to ensue.
  • One person may change the thermostat without alerting their partner, and this “underhanded” behavior can begin building a layer of resentment about secrets and have a spouse questioning what other little things their partner is doing without their knowledge.

Some of these examples may seem silly and not worth an argument, but far less has been the driving force behind a divorce. Room temp is just one more way for a couple in dire straits to get to a Michigan divorce attorney faster.

Testing the Foundation of Your Marriage

Small degrees of change, pun intended, can change the temperature of your marriage and, by affecting the total of your utility bill, identify the saver and spender in your union. Though you should already know which one of you is more willing to shell out for a night on the town and who would prefer a quiet evening at home, these preferences highlight other ways couples can butt heads and, without the tools to overcome their differences and compromise, couples may be doomed to divorce.

Ultimately, sparring over room temp repeatedly and with increasing malice is a sign that there are greater foundations in a relationship that are crumbling. If you ready to discuss filing for a Michigan divorce. Contact Femminineo Attorneys in Macomb, Michigan, for help and advice.

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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