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Does absence really make the heart grow fonder?

| Apr 3, 2020 | High-Asset Divorce, High-Asset Divorce |

You have probably heard people say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, which just means that two people in a romantic relationship will care more about each other if they have to spend time apart. But is that really true?

While it may be in some cases, studies have actually found the opposite. Couples who live apart for an extensive amount of time — especially military families in which one person is deployed — tend to get divorced more often. That time apart does not seem to make them care more about each other. Instead, it erodes the strength of the marriage.

Say you decide to start an international business, using the same business model that has been so successful in Arizona. You have to go overseas for a few months to get things off the ground. Even after it starts, you travel constantly, spending many work weeks and even weekends away from your family.

That type of dedication to your career may be great for your company, but what is happening to your marriage while you are away? Are you losing touch with your spouse? Are the two of you drifting apart, whether you like it or not, because you just feel like you rarely see each other and never spend quality time together?

If that’s the reality that you face, it could lead to a divorce. For a business owner like yourself, with significant assets and a business to protect, this could get quite complicated. It is very important that you know exactly what legal rights you have and what steps to take.