We all know that 40 – 50 percent of marriages in America end in divorce. Maybe if people knew the warning signs of divorce or the major causes there would be more long lasting marriages. A happy home is good for the physical and emotional well being of you, your spouse, and your children. We should all strive to have fruitful and fulfilling relationships. Here are 5 of the top reasons for divorce.
1. Money money money
Its better to be more prudent than flashy especially in the first years of marriage. Money issues seem to be one of the root causes of divorce. Work on your income and become financially stable. According to the Huffington Posts couples that have a median household income of $50,000 or more have a higher chance of staying together. This is also true for couples with higher education levels.
2. Lack of Romance
Boredom is also one of the top marriage and relationship killers. People will often complain that the spark in the relationship has gone. Husbands complain that their wives no longer take care of themselves as they used to. Wives complain that their husbands are not romantic. Both parties still want the same perks that they received before they said I do! Be sure to keep the spice in your relationship.
This is especially true when there is a difference in religion. Refusing to accept the cultural norms of your partner is an easy way of losing a husband. This is why couples counseling before marriage is so important. Premarital counseling will force you and your mate to discuss some topics that you may have never even thought of.
This is a no brainer. Nobody wants to be tied to a cheater. If you know you aren’t ready to settle with one person don’t get married! Infidelity is unfortunately one of the most common reasons for divorce. The is especially true if the person is a serial cheater.
5. Communication breakdown
Too much arguing, keeping to yourself, and Selfishness are all part of communication breakdown in marriage. In the age of the smart phone, where spouses would rather chat with friends on social media than their mates this is especially true. To avoid this always keep lines of communication open. Make sure to at least have ten minutes at the end of each day where you connect with your spouse. Also when arguing listen to understand not to reply.
What are some causes of divorce that you know of?