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Research reveals common reasons for divorce

| Aug 6, 2020 | divorce

Not all marriages in Maryland end happily. The numbers show that 42% of all first-time marital unions end in divorce. The outcome for 60% of second marriages is divorce, and the divorce rate is 72% for individuals entering their third marriage.

One study indicates that dissatisfaction with marital relations is the number one reason for the high rate of divorce in America. The study included nearly 300 couples who were married for more than seven years. In 40% of these cases, one or both spouses complained that the other was unwilling to change their behavior. Other common reasons that married couples choose to go their separate ways are a lack of intimacy and the inability of one spouse to provide the financial support needed by the other.

Incompatibility is another reason that many married couples do not enjoy a happy ending. Unfortunately, many married couples find out after the honeymoon phase of their marriage that the racial, religious or political differences they share prove too much to allow them to build a life together.

A cheating spouse represents a level of betrayal some people cannot forgive. With this fact in mind, it should come as no surprise that adultery is another main reason for marriage termination. Domestic abuse is another cause of divorce for many marriages in the United States. This abuse can show itself through abusive language, controlling behavior and physical violence.

Most people enter a marriage with the intent to spend the rest of their lives with their new spouse. Unfortunately, this is not the outcome of many marriages. Individuals who have decided that divorce is the best option for them may benefit from speaking with an experienced divorce attorney at the start of the process.