Nobody wants to get divorced, but is it better to live in an unhappy relationship? We don’t think so, but when you’re the one dealing with the divorce it’s easy to sit and wonder what happened to your relationship. Well, according to a new study, there really are four main reasons for a divorce, so if you see one of these in your relationship, you may want to worry.
A new study published in the “Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy” surveyed 2,371 straight, recently divorced people, with an average age of 45, and here are the main reasons cited for divorce:
- Lack of Love or Intimacy– This was the response of 47% of those polled, with responses from participants including things like, “I had no feelings for him,” and "He did not love me anymore after we've been together for 20 years."
- Communication Problems– This was the main problem for 44% of those polled, with one person saying their relationship had issues because her husband “didn’t talk so much.”
- Lack of Sympathy, Respect or Trust– This was the third most popular reason for a divorce, with “breach of trust” or “inability to restore trust” a major issue, which could possibly be due to infidelity.
- Growing Apart– While it’s the fourth-most common reason for a divorce, it’s still an important one, with responses including things like, "We wanted something different with our lives,” or “We suddenly became too different.”
Source:Mind Body Green