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Why many marriages fail

On Behalf of | Feb 8, 2019 | Divorce |

A Virginia couple could have many reasons to end their marriage. However, there are some factors that are more common than others, according to researchers from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Analysts found that one of the most common reasons for divorce is a lack of commitment from one or both spouses. Another frequently cited factor was infidelity on the part of one or both spouses.

In the NCBI study, individuals who were not faithful to their partners said that they were scared of being abandoned or feeling neglected in their relationships. Couples who argue a lot may be more likely to put an end to their marriages. For many, the arguments simply got worse over time and resulted from a lack of positive feelings about their former spouses.

Money often plays a role in a couple getting divorced. While the financial issues themselves weren’t the final straw for the studied couples, they did serve to create a lot of tension within marriages. This was true among couples if one person liked to spend money while the other liked to save money. For a marriage to work in such a scenario, couples usually need to learn how to compromise and complement each other’s preferences for using money.

Someone who is contemplating a divorce may benefit from the insight of a family law professional. Legal counsel could help explain the options available in a divorce case. The client could also learn more about how to obtain a favorable settlement, which may include financial assistance. For parents, a favorable settlement might include shared custody of their kids. Legal counsel could be available whether a case is resolved in court or through mediation.


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