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What are some of the common reasons for divorce?

| Aug 1, 2019 | divorce

Divorce tends to be something that most of us want to avoid if possible. When couples enter marriage, they do so with the intention of spending the rest of their lives together. But unfortunately, things can happen along the way that test their relationship and make married couples want to part.

If you are considering filing for divorce, you likely have a combination of reasons for wanting to do so. Some of these unfavorable circumstances may be temporary, and you may be able to work through them. However, some circumstances are often a recipe for divorce. The following are some of the most common situations that lead to divorce in the United States.

Feeling robbed of an identity

Everyone is an individual, whether they are single, part of a married couple or part of a family unit. When we have a group identity, this can sometimes suffocate our sense of identity as a person.

Having incompatible goals

If you have goals that are nonnegotiable to you, your spouse must support you in your goals or share those goals with you if your marriage is going to be compatible. For example, if you want to have children, it is going to be vital that your spouse also has this desire. If not, a divorce may be inevitable.

Disagreements regarding financial matters

Financial matters can affect the way that you live your life. If your spouse’s spending habits are getting out of control, you may feel that you no longer have autonomy in the relationship.

When considering divorce, it is important that you take the time to understand the law in Maryland, and plan your strategy in advance.