We all know that viruses cause colds, so we avoid exposure to viruses. But what are some of the common risk factors for divorce?
Lack of support – Constant criticism, lack of respect and failing to provide emotional support to a spouse is a common cause of divorce.
Ill health – When one spouse becomes seriously ill, it sometimes places unbearable strains on a marriage. The idea of “in sickness and health,” is a good one, but the reality is that a healthy person married to a sick person usually becomes a divorced couple.
Addiction – Living with an addict – whether it is drug, alcohol or (very popular these days) sex addiction – puts an insurmountable strain on a marriage. In addition, exposing children to an addict is often reason enough to send a straight spouse straight to divorce court.
Income inequities –Studies have shown that when men are married to women who out earn them, the incidence of divorce is higher.
Marrying young – Getting married at a young age leaves many couples susceptible to the notion that they have “missed out” on many life experiences. And when children come along early in a young marriage, it only compounds the problem.