Did you know those who are blessed to experience long-term marriage tend to accumulate twice as much wealth than those who are single or divorced? Yep, it’s true.
Ohio State University Center for Human Resource Research studied over 9,000 people concerning their marriage and finances. Over a fifteen-year period they discovered some astounding facts. For one, those who married and stayed married over that study period increased their wealth 93%. *
What about those who married and divorced in that same time period? Their wealth decreased by 77%. Why? The answer is partly because there are now two households with double the expenses, double the payments, not to mention the cost of the divorce itself with lawyer fees, etc. Breaking up a marriage is costly in so many ways.
Too many people see only the end, being rid of this person they are no longer getting along with. But the truth is, especially if you have children, you are never rid of this person. And that cost of breaking up a marriage is far more costly than repairing one.
Some wise words from a wife who was cheated on by her husband that we recently heard went something like this: “He (her husband) spent a lot of money on cheating and it cost us in so many ways. We are now going to spend a lot of money on healing. “
Money spent on healing goes much farther than money spent on divorce.
* From Love Talk, by Les and Leslie Parrot