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What are the most common reasons cited for divorce?

On the day you said "I do," you probably didn't think you'd have to file for divorce one day. Nevertheless, if you're reading this, you're either thinking about bringing your marriage to a close or you've already initiated the process. At this point, the most important thing you can do from a mental health standpoint is to avoid blaming yourself or your spouse for the breakup.

To help you understand that you're not alone, look at the most common reasons for divorce. Chances are, you've experienced at least one of these situations in your marriage:

Unfaithfulness: Spouses enter marriage with the expectation of monogamy. If your spouse has been unfaithful to you -- and you didn't previously agree to an open marriage -- you have every right to seek a divorce. Unfaithfulness doesn't only relate to sexual and romantic contact. It could also relate to "emotional" or "internet-based" intimacy between your spouse and another individual.

Finances: You've probably heard that money problems are the source of many marital breakups. However, unless you've experienced it for yourself, you might have thought that "love can conquer all." Regardless of your situation, money issues could help you discover that your love wasn't enough to overcome these challenges.

Poor communication: Communication is everything in a relationship -- and especially in marriage. Trust and emotional intimacy depend on your ability to relate your feelings, ideas, wants and dreams to your spouse without having an argument. When you can't communicate with your spouse, and you've tried everything to overcome the problem, isn't it time to consider ending the relationship?

Have you made the difficult decision to get a divorce? Our law firm is available to discuss your marital property rights, child custody rights and the legal options available to you.

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