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These are the top reasons for divorce today

On Behalf of | Oct 24, 2021 | Uncategorized

It has been said that close to half of all marriages in Illinois and across the United States will end in separation. Also, according to statistics, spouses usually divorce within the first seven years of marriage. Marriages will end for a myriad of reasons. However, a few major trends are noticeable. Here are the most common causes of divorce in the United States today. 


When one spouse goes outside of the marriage to get his or her needs met, it often dooms the relationship. Recent statistics indicate that extra-marital affairs are responsible for the demise of 20% to 40% of marriages in the United States. Once trust is broken, it is very difficult to get it back.  


Financial trouble is possibly the top cause of divorce across the country these days. From differences in financial goals and spending habits, to one spouse earning more money than the other, financial issues can put a huge strain on a marriage. According to recent stats, financial issues are the cause of nearly 41% of all divorces in the United States. 

Lack of communication 

Communication is a crucial part of marriage. Often, the inability to communicate effectively leads to resentment and can impact all aspects of a relationship. When spouses stop talking to each other, they can feel isolated and may stop caring about one another altogether. This can often lead to divorce. 

Sometimes, relationships just don’t work out and separation is the best course of action. Divorce may leave scars that never completely heal. However, divorce can also represent a new chapter of life. Luckily, there is help available for any individual in Illinois who has questions about divorce or may be going through divorce. A seasoned family law attorney can answer questions and provide legal guidance.