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Common Reasons Why Marriages End in Divorce

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Wheaton divorce lawyer marital difficultiesFew people enter a marriage expecting their relationship to end, but unfortunately, divorce is all too common. Marriage takes a lot of work, and spouses will need to put in time and effort throughout their years of partnership if they want to keep their relationship strong. There are a wide variety of reasons why marriages break down, but here are some of the most common issues that can lead to marital difficulties, and eventually to divorce:

  • Money problems - Financial issues can be one of the primary sources of disagreement in a marriage. When couples do not discuss their outstanding debt, including student loans and credit card debts, before getting married, they may find that these obligations affect their plans for buying a house, having children, or maintaining the standard of living they expect. Couples also often disagree about budgeting, expenses, and purchases, and this can be a major source of stress in their relationship.
  • Changing plans and expectations - People‚Äôs ideas of what they want out of their life can often change as they get older, and this may lead spouses to grow apart as they discover they have differing goals or plans for the future.
  • Failure to stay connected and committed - A healthy relationship requires commitment from both parties. Unfortunately, people often become complacent in their marriage, failing to regularly communicate with their spouse and be there for them. 
  • Lack of intimacy - A failure to regularly communicate often leads to a lack of a physical and emotional connection as well. When a couple becomes little more than roommates rather than partners, this can make divorce likely.
  • Religion - Spouses who do not share the same beliefs may be able to overcome these differences early in their relationships, but these issues can create a rift later in a marriage, especially when disagreements arise related to family expectations, holiday celebrations, traditions, and how children will be raised.
  • Family issues - Relationship issues can result when a spouse does not get along with their in-laws or when they are not prepared for a certain level of involvement in their lives from other family members. Children can also affect a marriage, especially when parents focus on their children at the expense of their own relationship.

Contact a Wheaton Family Law Attorney

Each of these issues on their own may not spell the end of a marriage, but the combination of multiple factors, along with other reasons that may be unique to each individual situation, can cause the irretrievable breakdown of a relationship. If you have reached the point where you feel that ending your marriage is the best solution for you, the attorneys of Anderson & Associates, P.C. can help you understand your rights and work with you to complete the legal requirements for dissolving your marriage. Contact a DuPage County divorce lawyer at 630-653-9400 to schedule a free consultation.

Sources:

https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/reasons-marriage-fail-first-five-years/

https://www.prevention.com/sex/7-reasons-for-failing-marriages/

https://www.brides.com/story/reasons-why-marriages-fail-advice

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