There are many reasons why people’s marriages don’t work out. There are issues like adultery, where one spouse starts to date or have a sexual relationship with another person outside the marriage, and there are problems like conflicts of interest or different life goals.
Some issues are more serious than others and are more likely to lead to divorces. If you’re getting a divorce, it is actually more likely that it’s because of one of these three issues than any others.
- Arguments and disagreements
The first reason that people are likely to get divorced is because of having regular disagreements and arguments. When people aren’t getting along, they’re much less likely to see the value in their relationship.
Constant conflicts wear people down, and they may feel that a divorce is the only way to protect themselves or their children from future arguments.
- Intimacy issues
Intimacy issues are another common cause of divorce. Intimacy issues may include not being intimate with a partner or not having the same goals when it comes to intimacy.
- Trouble with finances
Trouble with finances is another major issue for people going through divorces. If your spouse had debts you didn’t know about or your spouse spends or saves differently than you, you may have conflicts over your financial situation.
It is hard to deal with financial issues as a couple, since each person’s behaviors affect the others. For this reason, many people decide it’s not worth staying in the relationship and decide to move on separately.
What should you do if you run into a marriage-ending issue?
If you have come across a problem that is making you want to get a divorce, the first step is to think about if this is really a deal breaker. Divorces can be expensive and time consuming, so you should think about if this is really want you want first. Then, if you decide you’d like to move forward, begin making copies of important documents and learn more about your legal rights before speaking with your spouse. Doing these things will help you protect yourself.