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Disclosing the Most Common Reasons for Divorce

Posted by Crissy Del Percio | Dec 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Divorce can be an emotionally charged and complex experience for couples, yet understanding its causes may help couples better cope with its effects. This article looks into some of the key contributing factors leading to divorce as well as gives insight into its complex dynamics.

Communication Breakdown
Poor communication can be one of the primary contributors to divorce. Couples who struggle to communicate their feelings, needs, and concerns effectively risk creating a divide that becomes irreconcilable over time. Communication breakdowns may result in misunderstandings or feelings of resentment as well as emotional distancing between partners.

One of the primary factors in divorce cases, infidelity can wreak havoc with marriages and relationship trust is often hard to rebuild after experiencing its devastating emotional consequences.

Financial Strain
Even the strongest marriages may become compromised by financial stressors. Debt, spending habits, or goals may become sources of friction for partners who cannot come together on these matters. Couples unable to reach consensus may experience strain that causes other aspects of their lives to suffer as well as ultimately leading to the breakup of the union.

Lack of Intimacy
Marriage requires emotional, physical, and sexual closeness for couples to thrive. When this intimacy decreases significantly they may feel lonely and dissatisfied in the relationship. This rift in connection can develop gradually into something harder to bridge, and eventually lead to divorce proceedings.

A Mismatch Between Goals and Priorities
Relationships can become disjointed when individuals' long-term and individual goals diverge, creating tension and resentment among fundamental factors such as career goals, family planning, or personal development. Over time their future visions may no longer match, leading couples to decide to part ways and seek divorce proceedings.

Unrealistic Expectations
Unrealistic expectations in marriage can cause great disappointment and dissatisfaction for both partners. Couples that expect their partners to live up to such unrealistic standards may be left disappointed when reality doesn't meet these preconceptions. To ensure long-term marital happiness, managing expectations, encouraging open communication, and accepting imperfections are vital ingredients of long-term marital happiness.

Cultural and Religious Diverseness
Cultural and religious differences between partners can present unique challenges for couples, particularly if their backgrounds influence their beliefs, values, and expectations. To successfully navigate such differences requires tolerance, understanding, and compromise. Ultimately divorce as the last resort should either party fail to agree.

Divorce can be an emotionally trying experience that's unique to each couple and relationship. Although these reasons for divorce are among the most prevalent ones, understanding them will allow couples and individuals to navigate them more successfully. Legally, understanding the causes of divorce could help guide and inform the divorce process, leading to more amicable settlements and making the transition smoother for both parties. Couples can make more informed decisions when they address the issues that led them down this path in the first place.

If you have questions regarding the law pertaining to divorce, or if you want to hire a divorce lawyer in Kansas City, call the office of Drama Free Divorce through this number (816) 615-5555. At Drama Free Divorce, our excellent legal professionals are well-equipt to help you settle your conflict and part your ways amicably and respectfully. 

About the Author

Crissy Del Percio

Crissy Del Percio is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Additionally, she received her undergraduate degrees in Journalism (News and Information) and Communication Studies from the world-renowned home of the Jayhawks – the University of Kansas. She has been practicing law for a decade and spent the first part of her career specializing in helping low-income survivors of domestic violence. Now at Drama-Free Divorce, Crissy enjoys helping people consciously uncouple. She is also a Guardian Ad Litem and domestic mediator. Crissy has won a number of prestigious awards for her work in public service, but you likely recognize her from her acting career, where she is also an award-winner. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her egregiously overpriced dog, Augustus Rodham and knitting. 


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