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What are some reasons for divorce?

On Behalf of | Nov 10, 2022 | blog, Divorce | 0 comments

Colorado judges do not consider either spouse’s behavior when deciding how to award support divide property in a divorce case. The only thing that matters is the marriage is beyond repair, and reconciliation isn’t an option. But when is a marriage beyond repair? Here are some common reasons why people seek a divorce.

Domestic violence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 41% of women and 26% of men have endured domestic violence in their lifetime. This includes physical violence, rape, and stalking.

Most people would probably agree that physical abuse is a great reason to seek a divorce. Domestic violence can leave long-lasting emotional and physical scars.

Emotional abuse

Emotional abuse is a serious issue that many people ignore. The misconception is that emotional abuse isn’t that bad because it’s not physical abuse. But that’s far from the truth. Emotional abuse also causes pain and trauma.

Constant insults, guilt trips, name-calling and even the silent treatment are forms of emotional abuse. This type of behavior has no place in a healthy relationship. Emotional abuse is the catalyst for many divorces.

Lack of love

One spouse might lose interest in the other spouse, and it is also possible for both people in the marriage to lose interest in each other. People change, and married couples can grow apart. This can turn a marriage into a loveless situation.

In such a situation, the couple usually tries to make things work before speaking to a family law professional about divorce. They might try therapy or spend time becoming reacquainted with each other. But in some cases, the couple decides divorce is the best option.

Is a divorce in your future?

Very few people go into a marriage intending to divorce. But there’s no guarantee that a marriage will stand the test of time.

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