In most stereotypical love stories, a couple falls in love, gets married and lives happily ever after. Marriage is often portrayed as a blissful eternal union of two soul mates. However, marriage takes work and can definitely be tough. Approximately half of all marriages in Arizona and across the country will end in divorce. An interesting study was recently conducted to determine the top reasons why most couples get divorced.
For the couples surveyed, about 13 percent cited their reasons for divorce as religious differences or no premarital education. Sometimes, couples can rush into a marriage. Premarital counseling can teach couples how to communicate and what to expect in their new lives together. Also, recent statistics indicate that couples in interfaith marriages are less happy than spouses who share the same religion.
According to the study, the top two reasons that couples get divorced are due to extramarital affairs and lack of commitment. Unfortunately, infidelity happens in a lot of marriages and can be devastating for a relationship. Some spouses gave their reasons for cheating as insecurity issues or feeling neglected. Surprisingly, about 75 percent of people surveyed said a lack of commitment played a role in their divorce.
Marriages end for a myriad of reasons. Regardless of reasoning, a divorce can be a stressful, difficult and confusing thing to go through. Those in Arizona who have questions regarding any aspect of divorce may want to consider consulting a legal representative. A knowledgeable attorney can answer questions and work with individuals to help them determine the best course of action during this stressful time.