Whether your spouse is struggling with jealousy or you are having a hard time in your marriage because you are jealous of your marital partner in one way or another, there are a number of factors to consider with respect to your marriage. Sometimes, these feelings are so intense that they play a key role in a couple’s decision to bring their marriage to an end.

If you are getting divorced and you feel jealous, or your ex is dealing with these emotions, it is important to understand how this can play a role in the outcome of your divorce. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2018 there were more than 782,000 divorce proceedings (based on data from 45 states and Washington D.C.).

Reviewing reasons why spouses become jealous

Whether a husband or wife is jealous of their marital partner’s job or income or they are jealous of their spouse’s relationship with the kids, there are many reasons why jealousy can arise in a marriage. Sometimes, people are envious of their partner’s accomplishments or abilities and some people become jealous over attention their spouse receives from others (which can lead to relentless accusations and hostility).

Reviewing jealousy and divorce issues

Jealousy can get in the way of divorce, whether someone cannot focus on their legal options because of their feelings or their ex is very combative and contentious during the end of the marriage. Do not allow your emotions or your ex’s emotions to prevent you from securing a favorable outcome with regard to property division, child custody and other critical divorce-related legal matters.