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What causes couples to divorce?

When you married your spouse, you vowed to stay together until death parted you. However, as the years have rolled by, you and your spouse have slowly drifted apart. You may find yourself wondering if you are headed for divorce.

Our society has accepted divorce as a normal outcome of many marriages. Couples who were once madly in love now find themselves unhappy and decide to split up more often than not. Even if you are certain that your marriage will survive, it makes sense to be aware of the things that can slowly deteriorate a strong marriage. 

Common reasons for divorce

There are many reasons why couples decide to divorce. The most common reasons include:

  • Lack of communication. Not being able to talk about your thoughts and feelings with your partner can lead to resentment. Over the years, that resentment can grow to the point where you can’t stand being in the presence of your partner anymore. While counseling helps some, it doesn’t always lead to reconciliation.
  • Unfaithfulness. The painful truth is that infidelity can tear apart a marriage so quickly that it makes your head spin. The pain inflicted by a wandering partner can be extremely difficult to overcome.
  • Finances and Debt. If you and your spouse don’t agree to a budget and stick to it, there could be problems ahead. Disagreements about money issues are often a factor when couples divorce.
  • Irreconcilable differences. As the years go by, people change. Things like religious beliefs and political leanings can bring contention into a marriage that is very damaging.

Should you find yourself at a place in life where you are considering divorce, we can help. Akiona Law tells people what they need to hear with an honest approach. Contact us to speak to an experienced legal advisor today.