How Overwork Can Lead to Divorce

Many marriages suffer under the strains of overworkGuest Post by Nancy Tran*

In today’s modern economy, the demands of many people’s jobs can be overwhelming. Whether it’s an advertising professional working day and night to ensure that their client presentation is perfect, a software developer spending long hours trying to find the bug in their system, or a teacher with piles of homework to grade, long hours of work can take a toll on nearly every aspect of an individual’s life, including their personal relationships.

Increasingly, many marriages in the United States are suffering under the strains of overwork, with too many hours at the office leaving little time to nurture a marital relationship. In some cases, this may eventually lead to a married couple deciding that their relationship can no longer meet the needs of both individuals. In this case, it may be necessary to pursue a divorce.

How Work Can Strain a Marriage

There are a number of different ways in which too many hours spent focused on work can damage a relationship. The following are some of the most common complaints relating to work and marriage:

  • Too much time spent away from one’s spouse
  • Stress from work leading to arguments and conflict
  • Frequent traveling resulting in alienation

These and other problems associated with overwork can unfortunately damage a relationship significantly, sometimes beyond repair. In these situations, it may be best to consider the prospect of divorce. You should contact a divorce lawyer to discuss the details of your case and learn more about what you could expect in a settlement.


*  Nancy Tran is a full-time blogger with a wide variety of interests such as writing, reporting on legal news, and keeping up with technology trends. She regularly contributes to legal sites such as