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Why do married couples get divorced?

by | Dec 20, 2018 | Divorce

When some couples in New Jersey are faced with the realistic possibility of ending a marriage in a divorce, they will often think, “Where did it go wrong?” After all, no one gets married with plans on ultimately getting a divorce. But, the reality, as we all know, is that many marriages do end in divorce in America. So, what are some of the most common reasons why marriages end in divorce?

Well, according to a recent article, one of the main reasons is personality issues or mental health disorders, either with one or both of the spouses in the marriage. And, to make matters worse, people who are facing these issues oftentimes fail to seek professional help, such as planning sessions with a therapist. The failure to address these problems, like anger control issues or depression, for example, can lead a marriage toward an end in divorce.

Addiction can be another prominent cause of divorce. Many of our readers know that illegal drugs continue to be a significant source of societal stress, and alcohol abuse can be a significant problem in a marriage as well. When spouses fail to address these issues, the marriage can face unbearable strain.

Lastly, another common reason for a marriage to end in divorce is when a couple has money problems and they spend a lot of their time fighting over those issues. Financial obligations and debt can be challenging for anyone, but when married couples face these problems together it is a ripe situation for casting blame or fostering suspicions.