Most people don’t get married with the intention of it ending in the future. In the beginning, things seem hopeful, and the idea of spending forever with the person you love brings you joy and comfort. In many cases, however, as the years progress, they become more and more estranged.
As things start to degrade in their relationship, they begin to lose sight of why they got married in the first place. At this point, as many as 2 out of 4 couples wind up opting for divorce. So, what is it that leads to the demise of their relationships?
Take a look at some of the most common reasons why couples wind up calling it quits.
While many experts believe that cheating is a symptom of a bigger problem, it’s usually the straw that breaks the camels back. When couples start to feel so angry and resentful with their partners, they may begin to look for other relationships to bring them the intimacy that they lack in their marriage.
Infidelity is rarely sought after, but rather happens gradually either through a seemingly innocent friendship, or often a co-worker. Unfortunately, it often leads to a nasty and drawn out divorce full of length litigation and expensive legal fees.
When two people get married, they make the commitment to pool their resources together. Unfortunately, in many cases, their different spending habits create distance between them. When one person feels like the other is dwindling away their resources, they may feel resentful and disappointed. The same goes for one person in the relationship who feels the other may be too conservative with their spending habits.
Since money plays such a big role in our day to day lives, it can eventually destroy the trust and bond of a relationship, ultimately ending in divorce.
Many couples find themselves bickering every day about the same things over and over. Usually, their bickering is over trivial things like housework or a misinterpretation of words.
Although small bickering may not seem as serious as full-fledged arguments, over time, it can destroy the foundation of a relationship. Bickering over and over, day in and day out will usually end in the demise of the relationship since they can’t find a resolution to their disagreements.
Change in Appearance
Unfortunately, aging is an inevitable part of life. It’s not uncommon for people to gain weight or lose the same physical charms they once had in their younger years. When one person in the relationship starts to feel like they’re not attracted to the other anymore, it can lead to all sorts of issues, from infidelity to lack of intimacy, driving them to the point of divorce.