Divorce can happen for many different reasons. One common reason that is cited, however, is money. Disagreements or issues regarding finances can often cause a couple to seek a divorce.
People sometimes assume that this means the couple just doesn’t have enough money or that someone was engaged in financial infidelity. But it could be simpler than that. In some cases, just having different views regarding your finances can be enough to cause a divorce.
Spending and saving
An example of how this happens regards spending and saving the money that you earn as a couple. Some people are savers, and they feel like money gives them a sense of security. They want that stability and they don’t want to spend their money frivolously.
Other people are spenders. They are interested in the experiences they can have and the life they want to create, and they’re happy to spend their money to do that. Saving is not as important to them because they are thinking about the present instead of the future.
It’s not that either perspective is the wrong one. There is value in viewing money both ways. But when two people view it so differently, they often feel like they are in constant disputes or that they are working against one another. It is that level of conflict and disconnection that can eventually lead to a divorce.
Your divorce options
If you do think that you’re going to get divorced this year, it can be complicated, especially if your finances are complex and contentious. Be sure you know about all the legal steps you should take.