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Why Do Couples Get Divorced?

Posted on in Divorce

b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_201882463.jpgGetting married is one of the most memorable times in a person’s life. The amount of time and commitment put into the relationship can make or break the bond between two individuals. Unfortunately, there are many couples in today’s society who are filing for divorce, no matter what the reason is.

The Main Reasons for Divorce

In today’s society, we are left wondering why so many married couples are now suddenly filing for divorce. Research has been shown that, by the first five years of marriage, as much as 22 percent of married couples experience separation, divorce, or death. By the time couples have been married for at least 20 years, 53 percent have separated, divorced, or experienced a death to one spouse. The main reasons for divorce include the following:

  • Infidelity
  • Financial issues
  • Drug or alcohol addictions
  • Cancer diagnosis or death of a child
  • Incompatibility
  • Irreconcilable differences

One of the biggest causes of divorce includes cheating on the other spouse. Whether that would include physical affairs or emotional affairs, social media has made private re-connections with former significant others and friends much easier than before.

If a married couple is struggling financially, then they may be too stressed out to maintain a healthy relationship. How couples spend or save their money can make a big difference. Another factor leading to potential divorce can include women who earn more money than their spouses.

Married couples tend to see themselves filing for divorce if one or both spouses have an addiction to drugs, alcohol, or sexual relations, as these addictions become the individual’s top priority.

In many situations, married couples often file for divorce if a spouse or a child is battling cancer or other serious illness, or if there is a death to a child. When this situation occurs, coping with the loss or change in lifestyle can be next to impossible.

Incompatibility can include situations where the married couple does not share the same core beliefs, religious affiliations, living situations, and lifestyles. If either spouse does not agree on any of these factors, maintaining a healthy marriage may be very difficult.

Filing for divorce due to irreconcilable differences has too many issues or differences that cannot be worked out. Married couples who are facing irreconcilable differences often experience hostility and anger toward one another, and they may also experience serious fights and avoidance of each other.

Call a Santa Clara County Divorce Attorney

Filing for divorce can be a financially and emotionally taxing experience. If you or a loved one is trying to navigate through the divorce process, you may want to seek effective legal representation. At Dominion Law Group, LLP, we understand your concerns, and we will go above and beyond to set your mind at ease during these trying times. For a free initial consultation, please call a San Jose divorce lawyer at 408-288-5592 to get the help you deserve.

 

 

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