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6 causes of divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 12, 2023 | Divorce & High Asset Divorce |

Divorce happens for all kinds of reasons. You may feel as if your marriage is heading for divorce, but you can’t explain why.

The following may help explain why it looks like divorce is on your horizon. Here are some of the most common reasons that people find themselves headed that way:

1. Unresolved conflicts

Many marriages fail because there’s constant arguing and fighting. Some arguments don’t go away easily and can cause resentment and bitterness in marriage. A marriage may slowly fade away when conflicts aren’t resolved.

2. Infidelity 

Infidelity happens for many reasons. Some people may feel they weren’t ready for marriage and lack commitment. Others may seek other relationships because they feel lonely. 

3. Financial disputes

People typically share finances after marriage, but it may also be one of the leading causes of arguments. Money may be irresponsibly spent or even used to control people. Sometimes the lack of money, such as from unemployment, can create conflict in a marriage.

 4. Communication problems

Couples are constantly communicating, whether it’s verbally or with visual cues. Some couples may struggle to communicate efficiently. Without strong communication, couples may not understand each other, which can lead to arguing.

5. Abuse of any kind

A marriage may involve physical or emotional abuse. People may not immediately see the signs that the person they married is abusive. Abuse can be severely harmful to spouses, which may lead them to seek help and divorce.

6. Addiction 

Much like abuse, someone may marry their spouse without knowing they have an addiction problem. However, addiction can also happen later in a marriage. Drug or alcohol abuse may be the cause of financial or communication issues.

If divorce is on the horizon, then you need to be prepared. Understanding your legal options may ensure you have a favorable outcome.

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