Reasons That Married Couples Are Calling It Quits

It’s almost impossible not to wonder why half of all American marriages end in divorce. Due in large part to the 1970s no-fault divorce laws, the number of people who have chosen to get a divorce has skyrocketed. In the early days of the laws most people continued to go by the Biblical standards for divorce which were abandonment and infidelity. There are all sorts of reasons why people are getting divorced nowadays though. If you asked these couples, here are the most common reasons given for wanting to dissolve their unions:

1. One of the main reasons for divorce is still infidelity. Whether this is because more people are cheating these days or because women no longer put up with this behavior in their men, the fact remains that few people want to contend with an unfaithful spouse.

2. A breakdown of communication can destroy a marriage in short order. If you don’t communicate with your partner well enough, then you won’t be able to know what is going on in their lives.

3. Physically-abusive behavior is another oft-cited reason for divorce. If you are in an abusive relationship, then it is not a good idea to stick around. If there’s no chance that the abusive spouse is going to change, there isn’t much doubt as to what’s going to happen to the marriage.

4. Financial problems are starting to take their toll on many more relationships thanks to the fact that the country is in a deep recession. It takes a strong bond to continue to hold when there are constant arguments and stresses about money.

5. In many cases, emotional abuse can be just as bad as physical abuse. Emotional abuse happens when one spouse continually runs his or her partner down to the point where the abused spouse starts to feel worthless and like they deserve the kind of behavior their mate is giving them.

6. Addictions to various substances are often the cause of a break-up. Besides the financial drain that these behaviors can put on the family’s income, abusive behavior often stems from being high on alcohol or drugs.

7. If your partner doesn’t exactly live up to your expectations that you have placed on him or her, then it may be a reason to get divorced. In the beginning of their relationship, people place lofty expectations on their significant others. Disappointment as these initial feelings can cause a couple of split up. Doc No. 34Sdlhgsdl -sds

Kristie Brown writes on a variety of topics from health to technology. Check out her websites on Stop my divorce and Stop divorce

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