Building a solid marriage can give you an energy boost at work and in your life.
The opposite is also true: Marital strife, divorce and breakups can render the most amped-up professional grief-stricken, absent-minded and overwhelmed.
“If you are defocused, it’s going to hurt your career,” Michele Lowrance, a longtime divorce-court judge who is now a domestic-relations mediator, told IBD.
Clear communication strengthens bonds and reduces damage if a divorce does happen.
The key? Be proactive, say Lowrance, divorce attorney Gemma Allen and personal-finance expert Terry Savage, co-authors of “The New Love Deal.”
Bonus: Marriage-proofing tactics hone your professional skills.