According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22% of couples experience some kind of marital disruption during the first 5 years of marriage, and almost 53% of marriages are completely disrupted. This “disruption” refers to divorce, separation, or even worse consequences.
It is an undeniable fact that divorce is a fairly common occurrence these days. But what exactly contributes to it? What makes couples decide to go their separate ways? The Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture interviewed 4,000 divorced adults to understand this vital issue. The most common reasons that drove people to break up are infidelity, money problems, lack of communication, and incompatibility.
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5 Most Common Reasons Why Marriages Fall Apart
This is by far the biggest reason that causes a permanent rift between married couples. And cheating doesn’t always have to be a physical act; it can be an emotional affair too. Not to mention we live in a world where apps like Ashley Madison are specifically designed to make it easier for people to cheat on their partners. It’s a shame that so many single people, or immoral as in Ms. Madison’s case, are jealous of those that are married.
It’s easier than ever for people to privately connect with others on Facebook and other social media with the sole intent of having an affair. If your spouse betrayed your trust like that, whether it was a one-night stand situation or repeated offenses, you may feel that your marriage is hopeless.
Lack of Communication
Communication is critical in every relationship, especially in a marriage. Not being able to communicate leads to frustration and resentment for both spouses and it can trickle down to all aspects of their marriage. Making hurtful comments to express yourself, giving the silent treatment, which is amazingly immature, or yelling at your spouse are all disastrous ways of communication that can make the other feel isolated.
Maybe you have tried talking to your spouse, you may have even gone to counseling together, but it’s not giving you the results you want. If a divorce seems like the only solution, get in touch with divorce attorney Jay Davis who has represented hundreds of clients in divorce and separate cases. He understands that your emotional well-being is as important as your financial one. Call Davis Law Group at 617-221-3548 or contact us online for a free consultation.
If either spouse is addicted to alcohol, opioids, sex, or even work, it can hijack their brain to the level where that’s their only priority. A drug addicted individual can obviously wreak havoc on their family, but so can a workaholic spouse who gives more attention to their work projects than to their partner. When the other spouse has had enough and finally gathers the courage to leave, it will lead to divorce.
Do you and your spouse constantly argue about money matters? Do you have different ideas on how to save and spend money? When you introduce poor communication and high levels of debt in a relationship, there is bound to be a lot of stress and anxiety. In some cases, when the woman starts earning more than her partner, that can also derail the relationship.
When a couple seems to argue about the same thing over and over again, it’s because they feel like the other is not hearing or respecting their opinion. Constant bickering about a subject, be it the kids or daily chores, can kill a relationship.
While every couple fights and some fights can even be constructive, it’s not the case when the fight involves destructive conflict behaviors like constant criticism. An argument where no resolution is reached can fester and result in a lot of resentment. Unresolved resentment over time is bound to lead to a divorce.
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