For this post, we’re continuing the previous discussion and examining common reasons that cause married couples to drift apart and seek out a divorce. As always, remember that this is no substitute for tailored legal advice from a qualified professional. With that being said, let’s dive into some of the other primary reasons for divorce in California (and pretty much everywhere else).
A Lack of Communication
Communication is vital in any partnership, especially when it comes to married couples. When one or both partners are unable to communicate effectively, this can build resentment and frustration. Not only that, but poor communication skills also affect the way this frustration manifests itself. Couples who scream, say nasty things to one another, and give each other the silent treatment are potentially laying the foundation for a divorce.
Weight Gain and Other Issues that Affect Physical Attraction
This might seem mean-spirited and shallow, but weight gain and other issues can cause a rift in marriage. Physical attraction is important, and a lack of attraction affects both partners. One person might feel resentful about his/her partner’s changes in physical appearance, and the other might suffer from low self-esteem which in turn impacts intimacy.
Unfortunately, abusive behavior is common in marriages. It can sometimes be difficult to spot, especially when the root cause of the abuse isn’t intentional but rather caused by personal issues that have not been identified or acknowledged. Whatever the cause might be, no one needs to tolerate any form of abuse, especially from their partner. Victims should and often do remove themselves from spouses who act in ways that are emotionally or physically abusive towards them.
Getting Married for the Wrong Reasons
This might sound silly to loving couples everywhere, but people get married for the wrong reasons all the time. An unexpected pregnancy, societal or family expectations, and other external pressures can rush two people into tying the knot. For many of these couples, it only takes a few years before they realize that they are wrong for each other and begin exploring their divorce options.
Consult with a Qualified Divorce Attorney
So there you have it, these are some of the primary underlying reasons that lead to a divorce. As seasoned California divorce attorneys, we do understand that no two divorces play out the same, and each case is very different.
This is why, when a divorce is on the horizon, your first step should always be to consult with a skilled California divorce attorney. Call us at R & S Law Group, LLP, where our experienced attorneys are standing by to help you formulate a plan that is just right for your specific needs. We offer free initial consultations, where you can learn more about what we do.