There are certain personality traits that could increase the likelihood that a Texas couple will get a divorce. For example, a person who is narcissistic is likely to struggle to remain in a relationship. Narcissists often see themselves as victims and refuse to take responsibility in any conflict.
Selfishness, which is similar but distinct from narcissism, can be a problem as well. When someone always puts themselves first, the relationship will eventually suffer. Catastrophizing, which involves making small things into large problems, is another common cause of relationship woes. Some couples file for divorce after minor incidents, such as one spouse coming home late after work.
Many personality indicators are not so obvious. If one person in the relationship is a devoted caregiver, this is a danger sign. Although this might seem like a good thing, it can be a way for the caregiver to remain in control or create distance from the other spouse by not needing anything.
When couples avoid conflict, they never work out their problems. No arguments is not necessarily a sign of a healthy relationship. Finally, a person with a fragile ego is more susceptible to outside influences and could be more likely to be unfaithful.
During a divorce, there are advantages to negotiating property division, child custody and support instead of going to litigation. Attorneys can assist in these negotiations, which may be less expensive and less stressful than court. However, it may be difficult to negotiate with a narcissist or someone who is continually catastrophizing. If negotiations are unsuccessful, litigation could be the only solution. A judge will attempt to make a fair decision about property division and choose a child custody schedule that is in the best interests of the child.