42% of marriages end in divorce within the UK, and 34% of couples divorce before their 20th anniversary. And of those, “unreasonable behaviour” (one of the five motives you can use to divorce in English law) remains the most commonly cited reason for divorce. Unreasonable behaviour is an umbrella term, and understanding the individual factors of this broad-brush statistic is imperative. Here are the 5 most common reasons for divorce.
Infidelity is one of the primary motives for divorce, and even with couples therapy, betrays trust in which many marriages cannot withstand.
Lack of communication/growing apart
With time, marriages can dwindle and become overlooked. Growing apart can occur naturally with time, or it can happen as a result of lack of communication.
Problems can arise when it comes to money if husband and wife have different value bases, for instance, if one person likes spending money freely and the other is more frugal and prefers saving.
Substance abuse has extensive negative impacts on a marriage, as well as the whole family. While many couples try to work through this issue, often it can be too much for a partner to handle.
Constant arguing in a relationship can be because partners can feel like they’re not being listened to or valued. It can be difficult to understand another person’s perspective, which leads many issues with no resolution.