3 common causes of divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 24, 2024 | Family Law |

The majority of couples enter marriage with the intention of staying together for the long term. Despite these intentions, the reality is that a significant number of marriages end in divorce

The causes of divorce are usually multifaceted, but there are some common trends among divorcing couples. Outlined below are 3 of the most common causes of divorce.

1. Failure to commit

Once the honeymoon period is over, marriage can be tough. Every marriage has its ups and downs, and couples with a strong bond come through the other side. Difficulties during marriage are a test of commitment. In many cases, one or both spouses simply don’t have the desire to make it work.

During testing times, couples are more likely to face issues such as marital infidelity, which can quickly stop a union in its tracks.

2. High conflict

It’s nearly impossible for people to get along all the time, even those who love each other deeply. Nonetheless, when occasional conflict turns into daily conflict, the marriage could fall into the category of a toxic marriage, which is unhealthy for both spouses.

3. Financial issues

Before marriage, couples may have limited knowledge about one another’s financial circumstances or spending habits. During the marriage, this will change. One spouse may wish to start a family or buy a home, while the other may want to travel. All of this costs money and if financial priorities are not aligned, this can create tension in the marriage. Financial issues are frequently cited as a primary cause of divorce.

If you suspect that divorce is on the horizon, it’s important to think about protecting yourself. Seeking as much legal information as possible is a good place to start.