There are countless reasons to extend staying in a broken marriage. However, for many people the reasons to leave eventually outweigh the reasons to stay as sensibilities, sanity, and salvation battle for dominance. Still, divorce is never an easy decision. Over a decade ago, men filed for divorce more often than women. However, according to the American Sociological Association (ASA), women are more likely to legally end their marriage. In fact, the numbers are significant with 69% of women filing for divorce as opposed to 31% of men. But what are the main reasons women file for divorce? Below are the top 4 reasons females file for a Michigan divorce or a divorce elsewhere in the U.S.?
People are on their best behaviors when a relationship is new, hence why marriage often begins with a bang. Unfortunately, the honeymoon stage ends quickly in most cases.
Moreover, if you don’t work at the relationship consistently to keep things fresh and exciting, it’s bound to become stagnant. Marriage takes work, partners can change, and when you no longer feel interested in making your other half happy, that’s an issue.
Lack of Communication and Emotional Connection
After a certain point in a relationship, daily life becomes predictable. In many cases, the relationship can become stagnant. Consistent communication is essential to continue an emotional and fulfilling connection, but far too many men withdraw from that aspect of their relationship.
When women feel like they have to continually fight to be heard or appreciated, they tend to withdraw and lose an emotional connection with their partners. And once that connection is broken, continual fights, repeated arguments, and the feeling of outgrowing their partner can occur. A divorce is often the final result.
Resentment and Desire for an Equal Partner
Once upon a time, women relied on their husbands to help develop their own personal identities, ongoing security, and maintain societal expectations. However, times have changed and more women are quite self-sufficient prior to considering marriage.
The modern woman tends to expect and demand an equal partner, and that’s especially the case when the wife’s income exceeds her husband’s. Approximately 38% of American women earn more than their spouses. While that may have little to no effect on strong marriages, those with ongoing issues such as infidelity and lack of communication are often put at risk by the underlying resentment and desire for an equal partner.
Betrayal or the Assumption of Infidelity
It’s easy to see your partner as an angel during the honeymoon stage. But after you’ve been together for a while, the halo slips, and the horns start to show. There’s a difference between being human and being continuously disrespectful, disloyal, or even dangerous. In a recent study, 92% of men polled stated they’d either forgive or would be willing to continue working on their marriage if their wife cheated.
However, women are generally nowhere near as forgiving when it comes to betrayal. Therefore, infidelity or the assumption of infidelity is the most common reason women contact a competent divorce attorney who can help them regain their own identity and independent security.
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