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Will your busy life lead to divorce?

Do you ever feel like you’re just too busy all of the time? Maybe you constantly have a hundred things you want to get done, and you know you’ll never get to them all. Maybe you spend long hours at work, trying to get ahead, but it seems like it’s neverending.

This is a reality for many Americans. With work, social lives, families, children, hobbies and everything else we have going on, it’s hard to find time for it all. And that’s not even counting personal goals, like exercising more or learning new skills. There’s so much to do and so little time.

That lifestyle could, some experts warn, lead to a divorce. When people are really busy, they may focus too much on their own lives and what they want to do. There’s no time for their spouse. They start drifitng or growing apart over time. Eventually, they realize that the relationship has faltered or that there’s just no connection anymore.

This can happen when only one person is busy — running a new business, for instance — or when both people are. You may both get so caught up in everything that you suddenly look at each other and realize the marriage doesn’t make sense anymore. Or, you may still feel like you’re trying to make things work while your spouse slowly drifts away, focusing on everything but you.

No matter how it happens, it can lead to the end of the marriage. Make sure you know what legal rights you have regarding things like property division, parental rights and more.