Are Broken Promises a Reason to Divorce?

Are Broken Promises a Reason to Divorce?

Sometimes, you find yourself in a relationship with someone who makes a lot of promises, but over a period of time, things revert to the same old situation. You’ve given them many chances to come through on their word, yet you end up in the same situation. Often, I have people come to meet with me about possibly starting the process of Divorce or a proceeding related to paternity regarding their children. It is important for everyone to consider the history in their relationships and how many times they have found themselves in the same situation with their partners, because of broken promises.


Top Broken Promises We’ve Heard


  1. “Give me another chance and I will go to counseling.”
  2. “I will go to rehab.”
  3. “I will end the affair and focus on the family.”
  4. “I have never cheated on you, we were just talking and I will cut off all communication with this person.”
  5. “I will stop yelling and be more helpful around the house.”
  6. “I will never touch you again.”
  7. “I will never call you names again.”


It is important to take all the time needed, to evaluate the situation you are in and the likelihood of the situation improving. If there is no light at the end of the tunnel and you do not see any change occurring, then it is time to move forward and start a new life that may lead you to the happiness you deserve. Divorce can be a stepping stone to a better life, one where you can learn to be there for yourself and only allow others into your life that do the same. Children need to see their parents happy; two happy parents are better than two unhappy parents.

Linda Jaffe, P.A.

Linda M. Jaffe, P.A. is the founder of the Divorce & Mediation Center of Florida and the Law Offices of Linda Jaffe, P.A. Linda has more than 30 years of extensive experience as a licensed Attorney in the State of Florida and a licensed Assistant State Attorney in Texas. With her specialty in family and marital law, Linda is dedicated to protecting children and helping make the divorce process a smooth and civil matter for everyone involved.

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