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Oft-overlooked reasons for divorce

On Behalf of | May 10, 2024 | Divorce |

Some reasons for divorce are mentioned fairly frequently. Many divorce cases happen after infidelity, for example, which is when one person has an extra-marital affair. There are also many cases where people divorce due to constant conflict in the home. These couples simply do not get along and experience endless stress, arguments and disagreements.

But divorce is not always this obvious. There are many other reasons why it can happen, which may go under the radar. Here are a few examples to consider.

Religious differences

A young couple may know that they have religious differences when they get married, but they think that they can make it work. As they grow older – and especially if they have children – then they realize that they are simply not compatible. This can also happen when one person converts to a new religion.

Unrealistic expectations

Sometimes people will cite “irreconcilable differences,” but the truth is just that their expectations for the marriage weren’t met. Maybe they thought that their partner would be more involved or more present, but they just don’t feel like they spend that much time together. Maybe they thought they wouldn’t have to work and the other person would support them financially. Whatever the expectations were, the marriage didn’t measure up to them.

Lack of equality

Many people expect roles to be relatively equal in a marriage, and they will leave that marriage if they’re not. For instance, this could happen if one person is expected to do all of the domestic work or spend all of their time taking care of the children. It can also happen in cases of financial abuse, such as when a spouse won’t let their partner access bank accounts and family funds.

The reason for a divorce can significantly impact the case. Those who are splitting up must look into their legal options.