No two divorces are alike. Marriage and divorce are highly personal to the people involved. The reasons you or your spouse has decided to end your marriage come from your particular relationship and needs. Nothing can fit your experience into a neat category or trend.
Still, when researchers ask divorced people why their marriages ended, patterns emerge. Here are six of the most common causes of divorce, both here in Iredell County and across the country.
Every couple has disagreements. But if you and your spouse cannot communicate with each other, these conflicts will not be resolved and grow worse.
Many people report that they no longer felt they were in a partnership with their ex. Maybe their feelings toward their spouse changed, or they feel no emotional connection with them anymore. In other cases, they did not feel the emotional support from their ex that they needed.
In many couples, the spouses have different interest levels in sex and physical intimacy. This can lead to serious marital problems.
A drug, alcohol or gambling addiction can ruin a marriage.
Many spouses say that violence, sexual abuse or threats from their spouse was the reason they left
Learning that their spouse has cheated on them is a major motivator for divorce.
Because North Carolina has adopted no-fault divorce, you do not need to give the court a specific reason for wanting to dissolve your marriage other than the breakdown of the relationship. Nor do you have to prove that your spouse caused the divorce. The modern approach to divorce has made ending a marriage easier.
If you are thinking about divorce, the first thing you should do is talk to an experienced divorce attorney, to learn more about the process and what your rights are.
Call our office at 704-873-2295 or email us today.
Attorney Mike Lassiter grew up in Statesville, makes his living serving the people of Statesville and published a book capturing the changing landscape of small town life across North Carolina and Iredell County. His keen sense of history, dedication to the area and 30 years of legal experience make him an ideal attorney for your legal needs.
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