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3 common indicators of divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 15, 2024 | DIVORCE - Divorce |

People get divorced for all sorts of different reasons. Yet, some crop up more than others when you look at why couples say they divorced. 

If you notice these signs in your marriage, it could be an opportunity to take action to try and resolve the issues. Or it might confirm your suspicions that the marriage is on its last legs.

Here are some of the primary reasons for divorce according to two separate surveys:

1. A lack of commitment to the marriage

While the idea of getting married may be a romantic one, in practice, marriage generally requires a lot of hard work on the part of both individuals. If one party is unwilling to put in the time and effort, the marriage will probably struggle to survive. The other party will probably notice that lack of investment from the other party, and may, in turn, decide not to bother putting in much effort themselves, which could lead to the marriage slipping even more quickly.

2. Constant arguing or conflict

Most people can handle a bit of conflict in their lives, and in many ways, it can be healthy. If one partner never speaks up, they may end up resenting the other, who ironically may resent them back for not having the courage to speak up. Yet constant arguments can be wearing and put a strain on both parties to the point where one may decide what they really want is to end things and live in peace.

3. Infidelity

Marriage is about trust, and sleeping with someone else behind your spouse’s back is just about as big a breach of trust as you can get. Hence, it is no surprise that many marriages never recover from this.

If you are seeing any of these signs in your marriage, you may want legal help to examine your options.