Monday, October 31, 2011

Every Marriage Comes with Challenges

Earlier this month, I published a blog post about the unique issues that are often at play when celebrities go through a divorce. There are public relations and privacy considerations that are not usually part of the discussion when two people who aren't in the national spotlight decide to end their marriage. But, I also mentioned that, at the core of this life-changing event, the emotions that are experienced are the same whether or not your split is broadcast on the cover of every tabloid magazine.

Today brings the news of yet another celebrity divorce. Reality star Kim Kardashian filed papers to end her marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries, citing irreconcilable differences. While celebrities seem to carry a reputation for marriages that don't last particularly long, this one reached its breaking point after only 72 days. So, we need to remember that it's not only high-profile divorces that have their own special set of circumstances, but the marriages themselves have challenges from the moment that the couple says, "I do."

Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian entered into a union that was destined to be documented for public consumption, and they certainly aren't the first to make their marriage an affair for broadcast viewing. Gossip columnists speculated for months that Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey had a marriage that was destined to fail once they decided to put their first year together on TV. Others have wondered if Kate and Jon Gosselin would still be married with their brood of eight kids if the trappings of celebrity hadn't taken over their lives.

Without a doubt, the fishbowl in which celebrities live adds stress to a marriage. But, so does the pressure to pay a stack of monthly bills, raising children, aging parents who require time and energy, and an endless list of other issues that every couple across America must face at some point. Marriage takes work no matter what.

If you have put the work into your marriage and you see no way that it can last, the family law attorneys at Bertolino LLP can help. We can guide you through the sensitive and difficult issues that comes with the splitting of a family. Please contact our Austin, Houston, or San Antonio office today.

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