If you're interested in knowing the happiest places to live and raise a family, then you should look no further than this report from Sept. 17. According to the news story, the happiest place to live is Hawaii, but Illinois made the list at number 23.
When Illinois ranked number 23, it was down to a few factors. It was ranked number 12 in emotional and physical well-being, ranked 44th for community and environment and 45th for work environment. It ranked very low in the long-term unemployment rate category, which also has a negative impact on marriages and divorces due to financial strain.
What should you do to take the stress off your relationship?
If you are in a position where you're struggling to find work or have been unemployed for a long period of time, it can begin to have an impact on your marriage. You should take the time to discuss your concerns about the situation and to do what you can to find work early on.
Marriages are impacted by stress, and couples who cannot grow together during stress often grow apart. Financial difficulties are one of the top reasons that people divorce, even though financial struggles may be temporary.
If you are considering a divorce, make sure that it is something you're certain you want before you speak with your spouse about it. The last thing you want to do is to ruin your bond or break your partner's trust, but you do need to sit down and discuss what your plans are for the future.