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What Really Causes Divorce?

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We are often shocked to hear that someone we love and admire is getting a divorce. You thought this couple was the perfect pair—what went wrong? What issues could have destroyed their marriage?

There is no perfect marriage. Every couple faces problems. Many get through them, but others cannot come together as a couple and as a result, the marriage ends in divorce.

Indeed, it is all about how a couple acts toward each other. Kindness and empathy can help couples weather the toughest marital storms. When couples get defensive and hostile and want to constantly fight, problems do not resolve. In fact, they only get worse.

However, being nice to your partner can only go so far. If he or she has been unfaithful on your or been abusive toward you, you may find it better to call it quits. Here are some common reasons why couples decide to divorce.

Top Causes of Divorce

This may come as no surprise that infidelity is one of the main causes of divorce. With technology, it’s so easy to have emotional and physical affairs. To most, cheating is the ultimate betrayal. It’s hard to trust someone who is unfaithful to you.

Addictions can also derail a marriage. Drug, alcohol and sex addictions are common, and when a partner prioritizes these addictions over the other partner, the marriage is doomed to fail.

Money problems are also common. In many couples, one person is a saver, while the other spends money freely. This can lead to a lack of money, which can be stressful.

Extraordinary circumstances can also cause marriages to end in divorce. For example, the death of a child or family member can be hard to overcome. Healthy couples can work through these trauma but for many, the extreme stress can ruin the marriage.

Learn More About the Causes and Effects of Divorce

While scientists try to predict which couples will be more likely to divorce, every couple is at risk of divorce. People change, some have affairs, others develop addictions. It could be one or many factors that cause a marriage to end.

If your marriage is on the rocks, you should do what you can to salvage it. However, if irreconcilable differences have put the marriage in a state of disrepair, don’t fight any longer. Seek legal help from The Ramage Law Group. Our attorneys understand that marriages don’t always last forever, but can help you move on quickly. Contact The Ramage Law Group at (469) 207-1069 or (972) 562-9890 to schedule a consultation.