How Can I Divorce-Proof My Marriage?

Learn what you can do to prepare for difficulties down the line.

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Are you in a committed relationship but afraid to take the next step for fear of it ending in divorce? Good news: you're not a alone. Anyone with a realistic view of relationships realizes that the honeymoon phase eventually ends and the risk of divorce is real. More good news: there are steps you can take to secure your relationship from failure. Does My Eating Disorder Render Me Undateable?

In this video, relationship coach and YourTango Expert Janie Lacy explains what you can do to divorce-proof your marriage. First, she suggests taking inventory of your relationship. Ask yourself what's working and what isn't. By focusing on the areas that need the most help, you can prepare yourself now for difficulty down the line.


Another tip is to create a vision for your relationship. Just like you would plan a vacation, Janie suggests mapping out your goals with your partner so that you're on the same page about where the relationship is headed.

Want more advice on how to protect your relationship from the perils of divorce? Check out the video above.