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Why couples get divorced

The reasons a marriage may end can vary from couple to couple. However, married couples in Ohio may benefit from learning about some of the most common reasons a divorce occurs.

A list that details the leading causes of divorce was created using data obtained from a National Center for Biotechnology Information study. The study involved surveying 52 people who had taken part in a prevention and relationship enhancement program before getting married. The purpose of the program was to help couples learn effective methods of conflict resolution and communication. The individuals who were surveyed were those who were divorced 14 after participating in the program. The objective of the study was to obtain information on why the marriage ended and if there were multiple contributing issues or a final deciding factor.

A lack of commitment was reported as the top most common reason for a divorce with 75 percent of the individuals polled stating that having no commitment attributed to the end of their marriage. One participant explained a lack of commitment was due to not having romantic feeling towards her spouse. Infidelity was the second-most common reason for divorce according to the study and the most frequently reported final deciding factor by the participants. Some of the reasons provided for engaging in extramarital affairs included having a fear of abandonment, feelings of neglect and issues with insecurity.

Being constantly at odds with a spouse is another common divorce reason. The individuals surveyed reported that there were no calm or effective resolution to the conflicts they had with their spouse. In fact, the arguing and conflict only worsened. Regardless of the reason, the end of a marriage can be a stressful time. A family law attorney can often assist a client in negotiating a settlement agreement that addresses the applicable legal issues.

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