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Top 5 Most Common Reasons for Divorce

Every couple has ‘off’ days and every person can feel doubt in a relationship over time. But according to the American Psychological Association, 40-50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. What issues influence this statistic?

Commonly Reported Causes of Divorce

Life can be unpredictable and no one can see the future. To take someone for ‘better or worse’ can look and feel different in one situation than it may in another, but these five common issues end in divorce for many couples.

Infidelity

Cheating on your spouse not only breaks a vow—it breaks the trust in a relationship. Cheating can be the result of a dying or failing relationship or it can simply result from a person’s own insecurities. Regardless, whether the issue is a one-night stand or something more long-term, cheating often results in divorce as many couples struggle to learn to trust each other enough to move beyond this trial.

Lack of Intimacy

Physical intimacy is important in any romantic relationship, but it is essential to the growth of a long-term relationship. Spending quality time together, investing in each other emotionally, and showing affection are all ways to show your spouse that you see them and care about their emotional well-being. When that intimacy stops, it sends a very different message.

Communication

Problems in communication can stem from a wide variety of other issues, but ultimately, couples who can’t find a way to connect with each other in order to communicate in a healthy way, often decide the relationship has run its course.

Money

“For richer, for poorer” sounds good in vows, but it can’t scrape the surface of financial problems American couples can find themselves facing today. There are many ways finances can cause problems in a relationship:

  • Disagreements overspending or saving habits

  • Issues with power dynamics due to different incomes

  • Financial instability

  • One spouse holding control of all finances

Addiction

Battling addiction can be difficult and often, those struggling with addiction can end up hurting those closest to them. Couples can work through addiction, but it requires both parties to want and commit to seeking help.

It’s common for individuals considering divorce to feel depressed, vulnerable, and generally overwhelmed. Here at Orshan, Spann & Fernandez-Mesa, our goal is to make every part of the divorce process as simple and painless as possible. Contact our attorneys today at (305) 853-9161 to schedule your initial consultation and get started on the path to a better future.