Stressors that lead to divorce
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Stressors that lead to divorce

On Behalf of | Jul 2, 2020 | Family Law/Divorce

You have probably heard that stress can lead to divorce. When stress is put on the relationship, either from within or from outside factors, it can cause that relationship to become frayed. Eventually, it can break it down enough that the couple decides it’s time to part.

But what type of stress are we talking about? It could be general life stress; someone who is in a constant state of stress may not be as able to connect with their spouse, they may have a shorter temper and they may spend time focusing on things outside of the marriage. However, you can also look at very specific types of stress, such as stress caused by:

  • The loss of a job
  • A change in career path
  • A job that requires too much time
  • The onset of a chronic illness
  • Spending too much time apart
  • Traveling too often
  • Having children
  • Not being able to have children
  • Traumatic events, such as losing a loved one
  • Financial issues and debt
  • Seeing the children move out of the house

Of course, the most classic type of divorce-related stress is when one person begins an extramarital relationship, but it’s important to remember that divorce definitely happens for many little reasons, and things aren’t always as stark and dramatic as an affair.

If you do decide that you’re going to end your marriage for any reason, it is very important for you to understand all of the legal options you have, the steps you can take and the rights you have moving forward. This is especially true for parents who want to connect with their children.