Why people get a divorce

Minnesota couples know that marriage can be hard work and that many end in divorce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 22 percent of couples who have been married for five years will go through a marriage disruption in the form of a death, separation or divorce. For couples who have been married for at least 20 years, that figure increases to 53 percent. With regard to divorce, there are several reasons why couples way opt to go their separate ways.

One of the most common reasons given for a divorce is infidelity, which can include both physical and emotional affairs. Some marriages can end over a one-time transgression, while others may be doomed after a spouse has repeatedly strayed.

Another reason married couples get divorced is the effect of having problems with money. Poverty can be difficult to deal with, and the resulting arguments about finances can ruin a marriage. Spouses may not be able to find common ground about how money should be saved or spent. Situations in which the wife makes more money than the husband can also be tough to handle.

Marriages in which one spouse has some form of an addition may be likely to end in divorce. The addiction may evolve around sex, drugs or alcohol and may have a negative impact on the rest of the family. If the other spouse is no longer able to endure living with someone who is controlled by his or her addiction, a divorce may be the likely outcome. Regardless of why it happened, the end of a marriage can be a time when emotions run high. An attorney can often provide clear-headed advice to a client who is dealing with property division and other divorce legal issues.

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