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5 common reasons for divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 10, 2023 | Divorce |

Florida has one of the highest divorce rates in the United States. Its divorce rate is 3.0 per 1,000 people.

There are several explanations for why couples decide to end their relationships. Below are five common reasons they file for divorce.

1. Financial troubles

Many couples can’t agree on money management. For instance, one person might want to save for a rainy day while the other likes splurging on luxuries to impress their friends and neighbors. If one spouse is laid off, it could make the spending differences even more of an issue between you.

2. Marrying at an early (or later) age

According to data, marrying between the ages of 28 and 32 is ideal for new couples because this age range has the lowest divorce risk. Those who marry before 20 may lack maturity and be financially unstable. Couples older than 35 tend to have more cynical outlooks.

3. Drug/alcohol abuse

Some relationships fail because one spouse has a drinking problem or drug addiction. This becomes worse when the spouse with the drug/alcohol issue is in denial and refuses to get help.

4. Constant quarreling

Sadly, some people can’t go two seconds without breaking into a fight over something. They could fight over an issue as small as a spilled beverage or argue over religious or political views.

5. Unrealistic expectations about partner

There are those who marry in hopes of changing their spouse’s personality or bad habits. But years later, nothing changes, and they’re devastated their partner didn’t become the “perfect” man or woman they hoped for.

Divorce carries a financial and emotional burden. However, it may be the only solution to an abusive or dysfunctional relationship. If you and your spouse have marriage problems and are considering divorce, please seek legal assistance today.