Life is filled with surprises, and some of these surprises are usually nasty ones. This is the reason why it makes plenty of sense to prepare for any eventualities, especially of the nasty kind. One of the increasingly common and extremely nasty eventualities that we have to live with these days is divorce.
No matter how happily married you may be currently; there is absolutely no guarantee that the situation will remain the same forever. And what is more, there is really no harm in planning and preparing yourself for any eventuality. Nobody who ever planned ahead ever regretted it while everybody who did not, which is the majority of us, have always ended up with plenty of bitter regrets.
You just need to talk to women who have been through a divorce to realize the pain of being taken completely by surprise. Sadly more and more women are being left in shock and dazed as their ex-husband's lawyers proceed to ensure that they are left virtually penniless and desperate.
The way to avoid all this is to plan your financial future well in advance, in anticipation of any eventuality. It starts with your taking control of marital finances and ensuring that you always have cash in hand.
And the fascinating thing is that most women do not realize is that this can all be done without upsetting their marriages or raising suspicion in their husbands that would cause strain in their relationship. It is really about paying more attention to a few important details in your happy marriage that could make all the difference in case anything goes wrong later.
If nothing ends up going wrong, then you will have lost nothing but you will be the sort of prudent woman who prepares for anything.
After all, you cannot argue with the figures. The figures indicate that in 2004 alone, there were a staggering 1.25 million divorces in the United States alone.