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Without trust and equality, a marriage could end in divorce

As most people here in Illinois and elsewhere know, love is a strange emotion. It can create the foundation for a relationship that will last forever, or it can become perverted by issues such as jealousy and inequality. In a marriage where the parties are not equal and trust issues permeate it, divorce could be inevitable.

For some Illinois residents, the feeling of being taken care of has a strong allure. Letting someone else handle everything makes such individuals feel safe -- until it does not. When one party in the relationship has all the power, the other party often begins to feel stifled, suffocated and trapped. Love is no longer enough to sustain the relationship, and the party with less power may want out of it if the balance of power fails to become more equal.

Another issue that can cause tremendous strain on a marriage is jealousy, or a lack of trust in the other party. The jealous party may insist that the other not make a move without the the permission and/or knowledge of him or her. Any glance at someone could be construed as flirting. The jealous party may always accuse the other of having an affair. No relationship can sustain this type of behavior for long without contention.

Under either of these circumstances, the untrusted and dominated party may decide that the relationship needs to end. Unfortunately, an amicable divorce may not be possible since the other party may want to punish the spouse asking for the divorce. Protecting his or her rights under these circumstances becomes a priority, and seeking out the appropriate assistance to do so becomes vital.

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