Many couples who get divorced never expected it to happen, and they are just as surprised as anyone. But, often, the signs of an impending divorce were there. They simply didn’t see them until their spouse officially filed for divorce.
In this sense, it can help to understand some of the top reasons that couples do get divorced so that you know what warning signs to look for. It can also help you plan in advance so that the divorce itself goes smoothly. Here are a few reasons to keep in mind:
First and foremost, a lot of financial issues will lead to divorce. This could be as simple as a couple disagreeing about how to spend their money. But it could also be as complex as someone dealing with an expensive addiction that is financially harmful to the family.
Naturally, one of the top reasons for divorce is just unfaithfulness. When a partner finds out that their spouse hasn’t been faithful to the marriage, the odds are fairly low that they will want to stay in that relationship – although it does happen.
Getting married early
Some studies have found that couples who get married too early have much higher divorce rates. This is especially true for those who get married before they would’ve even graduated from college. Ideally, for the lowest divorce odds, people should wait until around 32 years old to tie the knot, according to some studies.
Are you getting divorced?
If you and your spouse are going to get a divorce this year, just make sure you know what legal steps to take to focus on your future.