What are some common causes of divorce?

It doesn't matter if you are a California resident facing marriage difficulties or live in another part of the country, you know that divorce is always a possibility. At the same time, you realize that there are steps you may be able to take to overcome your problems.

No two relationships are identical, but this doesn't change the fact that there are many common causes of divorce.

A lack of communication skills, for example, can lead to a lot of trouble in a marriage. This holds true with any other type of relationships as well. When people don't take the time to talk, they don't know what each other is thinking. As a result, the chance for small problems to grow bigger always exists.

What about high expectations? When you agree to marry another person, you should do so for all the right reasons. If you have high expectations of the other party -- expectations that are simply too lofty to reach, -- you may soon find that things aren't working out as planned.

Last but not least is laziness. Some people don't want to work to make their marriage better. Instead, they would rather part ways and move on with their life. This is their right, even though a little bit of work may be able to solve some or all of the relationship problems.

There are many things that lead to divorce, so a married couple has to work hard to maintain a healthy and loving relationship. If there is no way to avoid a split, getting the advice of a family law attorney may be the next logical step.

Source: About Relationships, "Three Major Causes of Divorce" Nov. 25, 2014

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