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Top 3 Causes of Divorce

The decision to get a divorce is often difficult. Many couples are unsure whether separation is truly the right choice, and it's important to understand the reasons why you should get a divorce and when you may want to reflect on your relationship and explore other possible solutions.


An affair often leads to the end of a relationship, much to the pain and disappointment of each partner. Many people pursue extra-marital affairs because they feel disconnected from their partner.

The natural anger that undermines the revelation of infidelity can be difficult or impossible to move past. Affairs also destroy trust, whether they're emotional or physical in nature.


Money is a major source of stress in personal lives, and that tension can increase tenfold when a couple gets married. Whether one person makes more and is "in charge" of the household's finances or there isn't enough money to go around, financial difficulties can tear a couple apart.

Spending habits, savings, and financial goals all play a role in a couple's long-term compatibility. Many people find that once they get married, their partner's views about finances differ significantly from their own. Some couples decide to join up financially, and when one spouse earns a larger salary, this can create an unbalanced power dynamic that leaves one person feeling controlled and the other frustrated or used.

Irreconcilable Differences

A person can cite "irreconcilable differences" as the cause for a no-fault divorce, but what does this actually mean? In many cases, it's a culmination of constant arguing, unresolved conflict, lack of intimacy, and the general deterioration of a relationship.

When someone cites this reason for their divorce, it emphasizes the fact that there are personal issues with their partner that are unable to be resolved. A couple might marry and realize that their personal values or plans for the future do not align and no compromise can be met.

A couple may also have fought for a prolonged period of time, gradually grew distant, and suffered from a lack of connection, intimacy, and love.

Making the Right Choice for You

Divorce is a difficult decision that shouldn't be made impulsively. Take the time you need to understand why you're considering divorce and if there is any desire to reconcile your relationship. If there is, talk with your partner and make sure that you ultimately decide to leave or stay based on what's best for your long-term happiness.

If you’re considering beginning the divorce process, contact Epperson Law Group, PLLC at (704) 200-9278 for a case consultation today.