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Why so many marriages break down

On Behalf of | May 25, 2022 | Divorce |

Getting married is a major decision that is intended to last for life. However, a significant proportion of marriages in the U.S. do end in divorce. 

Why is this the case? The truth is that there is not one sole reason, there are numerous factors to consider. There are some correlations between divorces though. Outlined below are some of the more common marriage-ending issues

Entering a marriage for the wrong reasons 

Your relationship may have been going through a rough patch for some time now. It’s starting to feel stale and each day is becoming repetitive. You and your partner decide that getting married might be just what you are both looking for. 

Many couples enter marriage with the intention of rejuvenating their relationship. Sadly, the honeymoon period can be short-lived, and lingering problems come to the surface again. Before entering a marriage, you should make sure that it’s really in your best interests. 

Financial issues that lead to disharmony

When you were getting to know one another, you and your partner most likely didn’t discuss finances too often. Neither of you wanted to appear greedy or flashy. Nonetheless, when you’re married, finances play more of an important role. You may need joint money to purchase a family home or raise a child together. If it becomes apparent that one partner has been dishonest about their financial circumstances, such as hiding significant amounts of debt or extravagant purchases, trouble can soon arise. 

If you’re considering divorce, it’s vital that you protect yourself legally. Having an experienced team on your side will help to ensure you can assert your legal rights