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What are the common reasons people consider divorce?

On Behalf of | Nov 17, 2021 | Divorce |

Florida is a no-fault divorce state, so you could decide to separate if you think your marriage isn’t repairable. There are many possible reasons why a marriage isn’t salvageable.

Money disagreements

When a married couple has disagreements on their money philosophy, problems tend to occur. It’s necessary that you come to an agreement on how you two will handle the money in order to have a happy marriage. Otherwise, the disagreements could destroy your relationship in the end.

Communication issues

Open communication is essential in a healthy relationship. When a spouse becomes passive aggressive or gives the silent treatment on a regular basis, it damages the marriage. Receiving counseling could help improve your communication skills, but both parties must be willing. You can’t change a person who doesn’t want to change. Even if you think your communication skills are good, there is likely room for improvement. It’s a good idea to work on it with your spouse if the both of you want to save the marriage through becoming better communicators.

Domestic violence

In some situations, a spouse’s poor communication is actually verbal abuse, which is a form of domestic violence. Name-calling, degradation, threats of violence and excessive yelling are examples of verbal abuse. Domestic violence also includes physical abuse, sexual abuse and financial abuse. It’s possible to commit sexual abuse against a spouse if you do something sexual against the other person’s will. Marriage doesn’t give a green light to do whatever one wants to their spouse.

Criminal activity

If your spouse has physically assaulted another person, this is an indicator that they might one day do the same to you or your child. Some people make the mistake of thinking that their partner’s violence toward others wouldn’t directly affect them. Others put serious thought into whether they should continue the relationship when they become aware of criminal behavior.

If you have any of the above issues going on in your marriage, then you might already be considering divorce. Awareness of the common reasons behind a divorce could help you decide whether your relationship can be repaired.