Of course nobody goes into a marriage planning on getting divorced one day. Couples enter into a marriage with only the best of intentions for a long, happy relationship and “til death do us part.” A strong marriage takes work, but if you’ve done everything you can, it may be time to think about divorce.
Although every marriage and couple is unique, the same issues seem to come up often when couples go through a divorce.
Common reasons couples split
Following, in no particular order, are six reasons couples commonly break up.
- Finances. Financial issues are a main reason couples seek marriage counseling. Lack of money or a marked difference in how much each partner brings to the marriage can lead to power struggles, and deep problems in the relationship.
- Lack of intimacy. When a partner describes their relationship with their spouse like “roommates,” that lack of intimacy is a red flag. Intimacy doesn’t only mean physical; it means having a deep emotional connection as well. If the intimacy isn’t there, a relationship is likely in trouble.
- Infidelity: Extramarital affairs have led to the breakdown of many marriages. And with the popularity of smartphones, infidelity can take many forms—not only face-to-face, but online or via text.
- Constant bickering. Nonstop fighting is a relationship killer. Many divorcing couples tend to repeat the same arguments—money, kids, work, and chores. If spouses can’t see eye-to-eye on anything, divorce may be the only solution.
- Addiction. Addiction can alter a person’s priorities. Dependency on alcohol or drugs can put an entire family in danger and is typically the final straw in the decision to end a marriage.
- Marrying too young. Many couples divorce simply because they married young. When people are unprepared for the responsibilities of marriage, both emotional and financial, their marriage may not survive.
If you’re thinking about a divorce, talk to the Southaven family law attorneys at Taylor Jones Taylor. We can answer all your questions and help you navigate through the process. We provide honest counsel to clients in Southaven, Olive Branch, Hernando and the surrounding areas. To learn more about our services, or to schedule a consultation, call 662.253.5193 or fill out our contact form to learn more. We proudly serve clients throughout Mississippi.