Divorce was the furthest thing from your mind when you got married, but now you’re not so sure. You’ve seen the statistics. Clearly, people don’t get married already planning to get divorced, so what changes? What pushes them toward ending the relationship?
What’s pushing you toward the end of yours? The odds are high that you’re not alone on your journey.
Every couple is unique, but there are common reasons behind divorce
It’s important to remember that everyone may have their own unique reasons for a divorce. Some couples don’t have a reason at all; they just agree that it’s time to move on. That said, here are some of the most common reasons people cite:
- Religious differences
- Lack of marital education
- Health issues and medical problems
- Financial issues
- No support from family
- Substance abuse
- Domestic violence
- Excessive conflict
- Constant arguing
- A young marital age
- No commitment
As you can probably see, some of these reasons could happen concurrently or one thing could lead to another. For example, substance abuse could lead to financial problems, as the money is spent on that substance, or to domestic violence. A lack of commitment could lead to an affair. Medical issues could change the relationship and stress finances.
What should you do if you’re thinking about divorce?
You may or may not see these issues in your own marriage. Regardless of the specifics, if you think that you’re going to get divorced, you need to know what to do next. An experienced firm can help to guide you through the process, answer your questions and set you up for success in the future. This is not something you want to do alone, no matter why it is happening.