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5 common causes of divorce

On Behalf of | Jun 8, 2023 | Divorce

It’s often said that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce. While the statistics may show that this belief isn’t entirely accurate, there’s still some truth in the matter.

Divorce does happen and more often than people realize. Here’s why:

1. Financial issues

Many people get used to the idea that their finances are tied to their spouses after marriage. With your finances intertwined, you may have an easier time making new investments. On the other hand, your spouse may have a spending issue that eats into your savings. Their spending habits could get so bad that you’re struggling to pay your debts.

2. Broken boundaries

Many people establish some boundaries with their significant other during their marriage. This can help build trust in a relationship. But, a broken boundary can cause distrust and resentment if it isn’t fixed.

3. Communication difficulties

Marriage is all about communication. Unfortunately, people often struggle to stay on the same page when discussing their needs and wants. This can create long-term problems that may not be easily resolved.

4. Addiction 

People often change who they are once they’ve become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Addiction can lead to many issues, such as physical conflict and financial abuse. Addiction is a problem that people can recover from, but this is a commitment many people don’t want.

5. Unresolved trauma

Trauma often follows people for their entire life. Some people have trauma that affects their marriage, often because of difficulties in a previous relationship. People can seek therapy for their trauma and often should if it creates issues in their marriage. But, many people don’t seek the help they need and this can ruin relationships.

If you feel your marriage is on the verge of falling apart, then it may be time to learn your legal options and find the help you need to move forward with your life.