Communication breakdown can lead to divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 29, 2019 | Divorce |

People fall in love, get married and sometimes live happily ever after. While the divorce rate is declining, particularly for younger couples, 40 to 50 percent of marriages still end in divorce in Florida and elsewhere. While the reasons given for a marriage ending are many, a recent study shows that the main cause is frequently related to one of two areas: lack of communication or growing apart.

Communication issues typically fall into one of two categories — either an inability to fix an issue following an argument or when arguments chronically end in emotional overload. Many arguments may relate to one partner failure to do something. A failure to repair the issue, or change the behavior, can cause more serious problems. Arguments that continually end in emotional overdrive can cause issues that can be hard to overcome.

Couples who seek to divorce frequently list growing apart as a cause of the breakup of the marriage. It is normal for couples to have diverse interests and to not necessarily share all of the same interests. While not sharing interests, however, it may be good to show interest in each other’s lives. When the interest wanes or one doesn’t care enough to show interest, it may be a sign that the marriage is in trouble.

No one enters a marriage wanting or planning to divorce. But when staying together is fraught with emotional pain, or a communication breakdown is irreparable, divorce may become an option. A person in Florida who is considering divorce should seek the counsel of an experienced family law attorney to help one navigate a settlement that is fair to the parties involved.