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Why people choose to end their relationships

A couple in Virginia or elsewhere in the United States could get divorced for any number of reasons. However, there are seven common scenarios that result in the end of a marriage. One of the most common reasons is substance abuse, and this may mean that a person has problems with either drugs or alcohol that lead to a divorce. A lack of commitment may also make it difficult for a relationship to succeed.

For some, an unwillingness to work on a relationship may cause it to become too stressful for a person to handle. Even if a couple does feel committed to their relationship, ongoing conflict could result in a divorce. In some cases, it may be possible to resolve arguments by listening or by employing other dispute resolution tactics. Unfortunately, it is uncommon for couples to simply grow apart over time.

This may occur because changes in a person's life or in the relationship itself become unmanageable. Money problems and infidelity are other common reasons why people say that they ended their marriage. Depending on the circumstances that led to the cheating, it may be possible for a couple to work through their issues and make their marriage stronger as a result.

A divorce may have an impact on who owns a particular asset. In many cases, individuals may need to divide investment accounts, ownership of a business or similar assets and anything else acquired during a marriage. Prenuptial or other agreements may make it possible to minimize the disruption that a property division settlement may otherwise cause. A family law attorney may review an agreement if it exists. If one does not, legal counsel may assist in creating a property division settlement.

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