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Reasons for Getting a Divorce

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Deciding to divorce can be a tougher decision than the decision to get married. People have a wide variety of reasons they consider before getting a divorce. Each person must weigh their reasons carefully and give divorce a lot of thought before making a decision. Divorce is very often a turning point in a person's life and can affect them for many years to come.

If you're thinking about divorce but unsure how to proceed, you're not alone. A local attorney may be able to help guide you through the divorce process. To get in touch with a local attorney today, just fill out the form below.

Common Reasons Couples Divorce

Reasons people get divorced can vary greatly, and often depend on their state's divorce laws, but here are some common reasons many people seek divorce.

Some of the top reasons are:

  • Infidelity
  • Break Down in Communication
  • Sexual Problems
  • Addiction to alcohol or drugs
  • Physical, Emotional or Sexual Abuse, or simply
  • Falling Out of Love

Some of these factors may objectively seem more valid than others, but it is ultimately subjective emotions that can drive the decision in many situations. If you feel that your marriage cannot go any further, then worrying about explaining why may not be your top priority.

If you are thinking about pursuing a divorce, grappling with the reasons may be a good place to start. There are also some helpful questions that you can ask yourself to try and figure out what your reasons are and if you think they are enough to warrant such a change in your life.

One of the most important questions to ask yourself is, "Do I still have feelings for my spouse?"

If you can say to yourself, that in all honesty, you don't care about your spouse in the way you used to, then something is wrong. It's easy to get so frustrated in the moment, that you wish your spouse was no longer in your life. It's not easy to, when your emotions are calm, admit to yourself that what you had just isn't there anymore. However, simply having feelings may not be a good reason to stay in a marriage with other, more severe issues.

What Am I Holding Onto?

Sometimes people get so wound up in a troubled marriage that they never stop and realize that they are fighting for something they don't want. If your marriage has never been as good as you wanted it to be despite your best efforts, then you might want to assess if it's something that you want to be a part of.

What are the Consequences of Divorcing and Not Divorcing?

It's tough, but action and inaction will have consequences on your long term happiness. Figuring out what happens to your overall life if you choose to divorce now, as opposed to staying and attempting to work it out are typically permanent. On the other side, if you don't get out now, and you stay in a futile attempt at happiness, how many years could you lose? These are very personal decisions.

It probably won't be an easy decision, and it certainly won't be fun, but at some point you're going to have to weigh all you options and see if divorce is the right route.

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