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How home improvements could lead to a divorce

On Behalf of | Nov 18, 2021 | Firm News |

Home improvements are one reason for divorce that you probably haven’t thought of. However, wen you think of the stress that a lot of couples go through during a home improvement project, it makes sense. Irreconcilable differences, referred to as insupportability in Texas, is one of the top reasons behind divorce in Texas.

Disagreements on spending

Differing perspectives on how to spend and manage money is a major cause behind tension in a relationship that leads to divorce. It’s virtually impossible to have a happy marriage if you and your spouse can’t come to an agreement on how to manage money.

This conflict could flare up if you start a home improvement project. One person may want a significantly higher budget than the other, or they might not even want to set a budget. In some situations, they will break a financial agreement.

Breaking the budget or plan

If your spouse has a habit of breaking their word, then a home improvement project could be what leads you to divorce. There’s a good chance they aren’t going to stick to the agreed-upon budget or home improvement plan. When you confront them about it, they may not see the problem with what they did, which will only worsen the conflict.

Differences in taste

If you and your spouse have different tastes, then a home improvement project isn’t a good idea. You will likely have difficulty in coming to an agreement that both of you are happy with. Before embarking on a home improvement project, you should thoroughly discuss everything before getting started, down to the paint colors. Couples have experienced greater conflict over the inability to come to an agreement on the paint colors and other small details compared to the bigger changes like taking down a wall.

Some people make the mistake of thinking a home improvement project will bring them closer together. Home improvement in an already rocky relationship is often destructive.