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Why do couples divorce?

On Behalf of | Nov 23, 2023 | Divorce

Whether your marriage is going well or has been on the rocks for some time, you can learn from the experiences of others. Understanding what led them to divorce can help you avoid making the same mistakes. Or it could help you realize that your marriage is beyond the point of saving.

Here are some of the most common reasons couples gave for divorcing:

75% blamed a lack of commitment

Giving your all only to find your spouse does not reciprocate can be frustrating. It can lead to one spouse believing they are the only ones interested in making the marriage work and the only ones putting any effort into the relationship. The other party may feel they are trying and resent the accusation they are not.

60% blamed infidelity

You made a commitment to have and to hold. Imagine then finding your spouse has been holding someone else (and more). It’s often a breach of trust too far.

58% blamed too much arguing

Constant disagreements are wearing. One party may eventually decide that what they really want in life is some peace. Or it may be that the disagreements are so strong that they wonder what they still have in common.

45% blamed marrying too young

Everyone makes mistakes when they are young. Even if the marriage was not a mistake and lasted for several happy years, people can grow apart as they grow up.

47% blamed financial problems

This can lead to stress, arguments, secrecy and guilt, none of which are conducive to a healthy relationship.

Some divorces will be down to just one factor. For example, everything was going great until one discovered the other had cheated on them. Others will be down to a combination of factors. If you believe divorce is a probability, then it’s wise to learn more about how that would work.