There are many different major life events that can occur to a couple in the years after they get married. Some of these events can generate a fair amount of marital stress and thus have the potential to have significant impacts on a marriage. Some examples of major life events that can affect a marriage in big ways include:
- Job changes.
- A couple having to live apart for a long period of time for work reasons.
- Becoming empty-nesters.
- Serious illness.
- Traumatic events.