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5 common reasons for divorce

On Behalf of | Nov 15, 2022 | Divorce |

A common misconception is that half of all marriages end in divorce. Modern divorce statistics indicate that a quarter of marriages may end in divorce. Despite the change in statistics, the reasons for divorce have not changed much in recent decades.

There are a few common reasons why couples seek divorce.

1. Infidelity

Infidelity is a leading cause of divorce. Everything from one-night stands to long-term affairs can lead to the end of a marriage.

2. Money

Financial disagreements are difficult for any couple and arguments about money can test the fiber of a marriage. If the two parties do not share a similar philosophy in money management, it can make the marriage a challenge.

3. Life changes

Especially for couples that marry young, the changes that occur with different life stages can strain a marriage. Couples often “grow apart” and seek divorce as a result.

4. Communication failures

Communication is important in any relationship, but especially in a marriage. When couples do not communicate, it leads to distance and resentment that often ends in divorce.

5. Addiction

Substance abuse is a rampant problem throughout society and it can be destructive to a marriage. Protecting yourself and your children is the priority in these situations.

Marriage is a commitment and it requires effort to make it work. Sometimes, even conscious effort and a desire to stay together is insufficient. When you face insurmountable challenges, divorce is sometimes the best solution for both parties. Your well-being is important, even if it means that you need to separate from your spouse.