Predicting who will and will not divorce is complex. While all couples set out hoping it will not happen to them, experience shows it can take at least one-half of the partnership by surprise.
A study of divorce in America looked at the top reasons that individuals gave for their marriage ending. If you are unsure where your marriage is going, consider if any of the following top five indicators apply to your situation:
- Lack of commitment 75%: Marriages take effort. If one or both parties are not prepared to put the work in, it becomes a problem.
- Infidelity or extramarital affairs 60%: While the person having the affair might not feel it warrants divorce, their partner may well do.
- Too much conflict and arguing 58%: Most couples disagree about some things, but constant disagreement can become draining and may highlight fundamental and irreconcilable differences.
- Getting married too young 45%: It can be hard to know what you want for the future when you are young, and your views may shift considerably as you age.
- Financial problems 37%: Making ends meet can be tough, and that can put even the best relationships under immense stress.
Is it too late to do anything about it?
While you might be able to overcome these issues by talking, hard work or counseling, statistics show that they are strong indicators that the best solution for everyone concerned may be to end your marriage.
If you recognize some of these elements apply to your marriage, then you may want to find out more about divorce.