3 Reasons Couples Get Divorced


Getting married is a huge decision that sometimes inevitably ends in divorce. Fortunately, there are divorce lawyers who are experts in the field of making divorce proceedings as smooth and conflict-free as possible. These attorneys deal with a wide variety of scenarios and help many couples who choose or need to become separated. Here are three of the most common reasons that couples get divorced. 

1. Infidelity

Infidelity is probably one of the most common reasons that couples decide to get divorced. Knowing that a spouse has engaged in an extramarital affair can cause feelings of great betrayal and can result in the person being cheated on having trouble trusting their spouse moving forward in the relationship. Whether you decide to have an uncontested divorce Tampa or choose to go another route, infidelity is a huge factor in choosing whether or not to proceed in a marriage.

2. Communication Issues

Sometimes two people in a marriage try to work things out through communicating with each other and seeking the advice of a counselor dealing with marriage issues, but still cannot deal with their problems. Having a compatible communication style goes a long way in making any relationship work, and sometimes it is unfortunate that a long-term couple is unable to work on and make changes to their communication style. Some communication errors that couples make include:

  • Making assumptions, or thinking you know what the other is thinking before they have a chance to relay their feelings
  • Accusing your partner of absolutes, such as “always” or “never” doing a task and therefore putting them on the defensive
  • Being overly critical, especially when it is not coming from a place of constructive criticism or using the criticism to drown out your partner’s original concerns
  • Avoiding difficult subjects such as finances or having children in fear of starting an argument or making the other person uncomfortable

Communicating effectively is very difficult, but essential in maintaining a healthy relationship. 

3. Irreconcilable Differences

Many couples file for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, meaning neither party is at fault or had any more wrongdoing than the other. Sometimes couples simply grow apart and wish to do so peacefully. Irreconcilable differences might also be used in cases of knowing that your marriage is failing, and wanting to separate amicably before issues such as infidelity and money problems occur. 

If you are unhappy in your marriage, know that these three reasons can be grounds to seek a divorce. 

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