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Top Five Reasons People Get Divorced

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st. charles divorce lawyerDeciding whether or not to get divorced is one of the most difficult choices a person will make in his or her lifetime. Divorce is often disruptive to day-to-day life, emotionally challenging, and expensive. One of the factors complicating divorce is knowing whether you have really reached the point when you are ready to legally end the relationship. You may wonder if you have sufficient justification or whether you are being reasonable.  Here are the top five most common reasons couples give for divorce. If you recognize yourself in any of these situations, it may be time to contact the attorneys with the Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II PC. 

Lack of Commitment

When two people are not absolutely sure that they are in the marriage for life, that lack of commitment can lead to divorce. Commitment is key to making a marriage work because it gives couples incentive to work through their issues, rather than avoid them. Often, couples who have been married for many years will credit their marital success to commitment, rather than being deeply in love or incredibly attracted to each other. 

Infidelity 

Finding out that your significant other has engaged in an emotional or physical relationship behind your back can be devastating. Many couples who have a cheating partner cannot overcome the violation of trust and feelings of betrayal the infidelity causes between them, and divorce is the inevitable outcome. 

Too Much Fighting

When couples have mismatched communication styles or cannot see past each other’s argumentativeness to solve their problems, it can lead to divorce. Nobody wants to be in a home where contentiousness is a constant presence, and the notion of constantly fighting for the rest of your life can be too much to bear. 

Getting Married Too Young

Everybody loves stories about successful marriages between high school sweethearts, but the reality is that young adults often just do not have the experience and wisdom necessary to make a lifelong decision about who to marry. The things we want change as we get older and gain a greater perspective on ourselves and what we want in a partner. The golden age to get married seems to be somewhere around 30; teenage marriages and those made in one’s early 20s are much less likely to be successful. 

Contact a St. Charles Family Law Attorney

When you have an experienced and compassionate lawyer – especially one that is skilled in mediation – divorce doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Speak with a Kane County divorce lawyer with the Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II PC. We can help you work through your situation, know your options under the law, and move forward in a way that is best for your wants and needs. Call us today at 847-428-7725 to schedule a free, confidential consultation. 

 

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4012696/                                                                                                          

https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=075000050HPt%2E+IV&ActID=2086&ChapterID=59&SeqStart=3900000&SeqEnd=5400000

 

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