So why do marriages fail? There are numerous reasons why couples end up seeking the support and services of a family lawyer when they feel their marriage has irretrievably broken down but a recent survey* has identified the top 10 reasons why couples seek a divorce.
The research also uncovered the biggest causes of divorce and who’s doing the divorcing! The results show that 58% of women initiate divorce proceedings compared to 33% of men and the reasons for divorce are contrasting with both sides favouring very different reasons. The biggest reason for divorce according to women, is the fact that their other half had ‘an inappropriate relationship with someone else’ with 44% of women in the survey confirming their partner had had an affair or had cheated on them which caused their marriage to break down.
However, the men interviewed seemed to be a little more vague when describing their reasons for divorce, with almost half admitting that they found it difficult to come up with reasons for the split – 42% of men described ‘growing apart’ as the biggest reason for a failed marriage.
Overall, the top 10 reasons for divorce throughout the country across both men and women included reasons such as ‘I don’t fancy them any more’, ‘they wanted to relocate’ and ‘we had nothing in common’.
Top 10 causes for divorce
- An inappropriate relationship with someone else
- We grew apart
- We fell out of love
- I stopped fancying them
- One party wanted children, the other did not
- Work commitments put a strain on the relationship
- Abuse of drugs or alcohol
- They wanted to relocate
- We had nothing left in common
So if you find yourself in a relationship that’s not working and have exhausted all mediatory avenues, then give Battrick Clark a call. Our experts in Family Law can take you through the process of separation and divorce and advise you on the best way forward to protect you and your family whilst securing a satisfactory outcome.
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