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Common Factors that Lead to Divorce

Posted in Divorce, Family Law on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

For most people, a divorce is one of the most stressful and emotionally painful experiences they will ever go through. Many reasons exist for couples who decide to part ways. Even though each relationship is unique, there are common factors amongst couples that are the basis for their split. In fact, research reveals that there are five common elements of tension that lead a couple to seek a divorce. No matter why you or your spouse have decided to end your marriage, an Illinois divorce lawyer from our firm is ready to support you emotionally and protect your legal rights. 


It is never wrong or unreasonable to ask a partner to change their ways. Whether it is to stop leaving dirty socks on the floor to speak to you in a different tone, relationships can only exist if some expectations are being met. Each partner must remember that they alone are responsible for their happiness. If one partner is unable or unwilling to make changes, and the other cannot lower their expectations, it might be time to seek the services of an experienced Illinois divorce lawyer.

Financial Issues

Most marriages suffer several financial issues from time to time. They are not rare. When each partner cannot agree on the spending and saving, disputes often arise. Sometimes these disagreements are worked out, and people change, and sometimes they aren’t. Lingering financial issues and different financial goals is a common reason to leave the marriage and seek the services of a dedicated Illinois divorce attorney.

Substance Abuse

Studies have shown that even people with serious drinking problems often reduce their consumption of alcohol after marriage. This is based on the results of a recent study out of the University of Missouri and Arizona State University. Even still, plenty of marriages are ruined by alcohol and other substance abuse, especially when there are children involved.

Marrying the Wrong Partner or for the Wrong Reasons

Many wives report that the issues that led to the dissolution of their marriage were present from the time the relationship began. Getting married because it makes sense financially, to get certain benefits, because there is a baby on the way, or many other reasons can be the wrong reason to get married, which eventually leads to a divorce.

Loss of Identity

The loss of identity is often overlooked, but it is still a common factor that leads to divorces in America today. If you find yourself giving up your own friends, ways of expression, hobbies, interests, or friends because your spouse asks you to or disapproves, you could be headed for a divorce. 

Ready to Discuss Your Divorce Options? Call a Compassionate Illinois Divorce Attorney

You might be able to relate to one or more of these reasons couples decided to get divorced.  No matter your reason for wanting to end your marriage, we are here to help. Our attorneys can provide you with a consultation to discuss your options and get your life back on track. 

We offer many convenient options for communication and can assist you by telephone, email, or video conferencing. Contact Sabuco Beck to schedule your legal consultation today.

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