Although divorce rates in the United States have dropped in recent years, it is still incredibly common. As much as most couples hope for marriage to last, the fact is that many end in divorce and it is often for the best. That said, not every bump on the road is cause for divorce, so we will review some of the most common reasons why some marriages end in divorce.
What Are the Most Common Reasons for Divorce?
There are several reasons why a marriage may fail, but some are more common than others. Additionally, there are factors that may also contribute to divorce, such as marrying at a young age or a substantial gap in income.
Below is a list of some of the most common reason for divorce:
- Getting married for the wrong reasons: If your relationship is already experiencing some difficulties before tying the knot and you move forward with marriage with the hope that it will strengthen it, you may be in for a rude awakening. Marriage is not a cure-all, and this is not a commitment that should be made lightly.
- Not making an effort to stay connected: Life can get a little chaotic, but it is important for married couples to find ways to connect with one another, so they can grow together instead of apart. Not making the time to connect is a major reason why some marriages end in divorce.
- Failing to discuss finances: A conversation about finances is not exactly the most romantic thing you can do, but when couples get married without understanding one another’s financial situation, it can spell disaster for their future.
- Different plans for the future: No matter how crazy about each other two people are, if they are not on the same page regarding their future, the marriage cannot keep moving forward. Couples should know where they are headed or at least coordinate to ensure they are willing to make the necessary compromises to grow together.
- Lack of physical intimacy: Marriage is about more than sex, but physical intimacy is still an essential element for a couple and a piece of how two people romantically connect. In its absence, one may feel undesirable, unloved, or experience a lack of confidence in the marriage.
If you feel your marriage may be headed for divorce, you need to consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
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If your marriage is no longer working, do not hesitate to obtain skilled legal counsel to learn more about your options and how you should proceed. At the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C., our family law team is committed to guiding clients through every step of the divorce process while protecting your interests.
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