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Why Couples End Up Divorced

Divorce is something no one considers upon marriage. On the wedding day, couples exchange vows declaring that they will be together forever. But unfortunately, after so much love and excitement, the relationship can become sour and end in a divorce.

There are many reasons that lead to divorce. Here are some of the popular ones.

Extramarital Affairs

Infidelity remains one of the biggest reasons why people file for divorce. An AARP report indicates that at least 17% of divorces are a result of one or both partners cheating. However, oftentimes, there is an underlying cause that drives partners into cheating, which include weakening attachment, anger, varied interests, resentment, unequal sexual appetites and so on.

Financial Capacity

A study that was conducted by the American Journal of Sociology revealed that the lack of financial means due to unemployment is a driving force behind the divorce. Married couples facing financial difficulties are often under stress, which in turn causes constant arguments and a lack of communication.

For those who are in financial straits and are seeking a divorce, consider a family law alternative to divorce: mediation. It is generally more affordable than traditional litigation. A mediator’s goal is to bring about a mutually agreed-upon resolution outside of court, saving both parties their time and therefore legal costs.

Lack of Communication

One of the most important ingredients to a successful marriage is healthy communication. When there are communication issues, marital satisfaction declines and both partners drift further apart from each other. Once communication breaks down, marital troubles that lead to divorce often follow.


Physical, emotional, and mental abuse can be responsible for the divorce. Physical violence is one of the leading causes of the dissolution of marriages among the middle-class. Constant quarrel and fighting, whether physical or verbal, destroys the bond between couples. Although it is not healthy or safe to stay in an abusive relationship, counseling goes a long way in helping to get couples to make changes.

However, if the marriage does not improve, it is best to consult with family law attorney or divorce mediator to file for legal separation as soon as possible. They will act in your best interests, which includes the safety and well-being of you and your children, throughout the legal proceedings.

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People can develop an addiction to substances, habits, or even other people. Whether it is drugs, gambling, sex, or alcohol, addiction wreck people’s lives. Addiction directly impacts marriage. People with addictions often exhibit behaviors that their partners find distasteful, such as lying, stealing, violence, and betrayal. These behaviors have been cited as some of the main reasons for which one seeks a divorce from their addictive partner.


Things are always changing in life. People constantly, develop, change, and grow. Many marriages have ended as a result of couples growing apart over time. When the lives, interests, and dreams of couples become incompatible, the marriage suffers as a result. Incompatibility is often the reason people site for divorce according to Divorce Magazine. Incompatibility can cause spouses to seek interaction with a person outside of the marriage, which can lead to infidelity.

Lack of Intimacy

When sex and intimacy become rare or nonexistent in a marriage, the marriage is likely to end in divorce. There are many reasons marriages can become sexless: partners may become too busy and stressed from work, caring for children, medical problems, physical disabilities, or growing apart emotionally. Counseling can be helpful in keeping the flame of regular physical and emotional intimacy burning.

McNamee Mediations offers divorcing couples with a more amicable legal separation experience than litigating in court. If you wish to hire an expert mediator, you can give them a call today.

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