The Number One Cause of Divorce

While there is evidence that half of all marriage end in divorce, it is important to identify the causes of divorce and work to eliminate them.  There are a number of reasons why couples seek divorce.  There are legal grounds for divorce, such as adultery, physical incapacity, imprisonment, and drunkenness.  Another common cause is thought to be about money issues.  A study conducted by Utah State University shows that as couples fight more and more about finances that their chances to divorce raise.

The overriding theme in all of these causes for divorce is communication issues.  Numerous studies and divorce attorneys see that divorcing couples have either been communicating poorly or not at all.  Important and meaningful aspects of the relationship are squandered through bad communication, which is what drives people apart and even some times into the arms of another.  When loving and respectful conversations are replaced by nagging and neglect, it is very difficult to have a close relationship with anyone.

A step that you and your partner can take is to practice some new ways of expressing yourself.  The first step is to say what you mean.  While it may save your spouses feeling at the time, it creates resentment in you and distrust in your relationship. Another step is to match your body language with what you say.  If you say one thing while rolling your eyes it doesn’t come off as sincere.  If you are unable to fix your communication issues or if irreversible damage has occurred, you may have to consider divorce.  To find out more information or begin the process, contact an experienced divorce attorney in DuPage County.

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