The results of a survey consisting of 2,371 individuals who were recently divorced was published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. It found that there were four common reasons why Kentucky residents and others were most likely to end their marriages. One of these four reasons was a lack of communication in the relationship. If couples don't talk to each other on a regular basis, it can cause stress that weakens the bond they once had.
Another typical reason why people get divorced is that they lose trust or respect for their spouses. Research has found that respect can matter just as much as love when predicting whether a couple will stay together. In some cases, people found that they had simply grown apart from their partners. Upon discovering that they wanted different things than their significant others, they chose to end the relationship.
Respondents also said that they simply didn't love their spouses anymore or that their spouses had no interest in them. One person said that her husband no longer loved her after being together for 20 years. The study's authors said that these responses could indicate that divorces today are based more on emotions than a fear of being harmed by a partner. It also indicates that people are more willing to leave a relationship that isn't fulfilling from an emotional standpoint.
If a couple chooses to get a divorce, there may be many issues that need to be worked out. For instance, there will likely need to be a property division agreement created, and those with children will need to create a parenting plan. Ideally, it will be possible to settle a divorce with the help of a mediator, but legal counsel may represent individuals in court if necessary.