Marriage does not always end “happily ever after.” Marital life comes with various struggles that are sometimes difficult to overcome. Every marriage has issues every now and then, but sometimes they get so serious that divorce is inevitable.
There is usually not one single reason why people end their marriages. A divorce is often a culmination of various conflicts and problems. Here are some of the main factors that contribute to divorce.
Finances can have a huge impact on your marriage. You may find yourself arguing with your spouse about any of these matters:
- Credit card debt
- Monthly bills
Money issues are especially burdensome if you and your spouse have different ideas about spending. If one of you is frugal while the other one is an impulsive buyer, you may encounter a lot of conflicts.
When kids enter the picture, it can put stress on your marriage. Having children may bring up discrepancies in how you and your spouse view discipline, child care, education and diet. Children also come with sleep deprivation and new responsibilities.
Disagreements and fights over sex can relate to the following:
If one of you is experiencing sexual dissatisfaction or cheating, your marriage may be in trouble.
You may get a divorce even if your marriage is not in constant turmoil. Even boredom can be a significant marital problem. Over time, you and/or your spouse may become bored with your relationship. This is especially possible if you no longer go on dates or partake in spontaneous activities. If your marriage no longer excites you, you may consider leaving your spouse.
Beliefs and values
A significant difference in religion or politics can be a huge source of conflict for your marriage. If you go to different places of worship or vote for opposite candidates at the ballot box, you may find these issues are too big to ignore.