What Are the Most Common Reasons for Divorce?

What Are the Most Common Reasons for Divorce?

All too often, marriages that seemed destined for success lead to divorce. While every relationship is different, there are some common factors that lead to couples deciding to end their marriage. Knowing the most common reasons for divorce can help you decide whether speaking with a family law attorney should be your next step.

Communication Problems

Being able to communicate with your partner is vital to having a healthy relationship. When communication breaks down, so does the ability to productively and respectfully resolve issues. Poor communication can also lead to misunderstandings and larger blowups.

Being unable to communicate effectively with your partner will start to affect other areas of your relationship, including caring for your children. If either spouse cares more about being right than listening to what their spouse is saying,they may want to rethink how they communicate.


It’s hard to imagine that your partner could be engaging in an extramarital affair. Unfortunately, instances of infidelity are all too common. Cheating shows your partner there is a lack of respect and commitment in the relationship. Most importantly, adultery leads to lasting issues with trust that may be impossible to repair. Even if you decide to stick it out with your partner during such a difficult time, the relationship may never return to how it was.

Growing Apart

Marriage is a long-term commitment that comes with many challenges. As you grow in your careers or start having children, it can become difficult to prioritize each other. Unfortunately, outside pressures and distractions sometimes cause spouses to drift apart.

A marriage can still succeed when both parties consistently invest in it. However, if you feel like you are working harder than your spouse to keep the relationship afloat, there may be a deeper issue.


While some people may say “opposites attract,” many people discover through the intimacy of marriage that they are simply incompatible. It may be one thing if you like to vacation at the beach and your spouse likes the mountains; it’s another situation if your core values differ. Differences in politics, religion, spending, and raising children can all result in tumultuous situations that break down a marriage. While having a partner with different interests can provide fun and excitement, make sure you aren’t compromising your morals to be with your spouse.

Call Moskowitz Law Group When You Are Considering a Divorce

The idea of divorcing your spouse for any reason is scary. However, if your marriage is bringing you more pain than joy, pursuing a divorce could be the best way to find happiness in your future.

When you need help determining what your next steps should be, a skilled attorney at Moskowitz Law Firm is here for you. Call now to schedule a free consultation.

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