Marriage is not easy. Unfortunately, even couples with the best intentions can end up in divorce court. There are a number of reasons people get divorced.

Divorce is both very personal and all too common. But there are many myths about

divorce, factors that are associated with a higher risk of divorce, and common

reasons that people give for divorcing, they are as follows;

1.Lack of Commitment

Seventy-three percent of couples said a lack of commitment was the main reason their marriage didn’t work. According to the survey, 62 percent of exes said they wished their spouses had worked harder to stay married. Thirty-five percent of men and 21 percent of women said they wished they, themselves, had worked harder in the marriage.

2.Extramarital Affairs

Infidelity still the main reason why people file for divorce. However, usually there is an underlying reason that causes a spouse to cheat including anger, resentment, having varied interests, growing apart, or unequal sexual appetites.

3.Weight Gain

You remain attractive to your spouse “as long as you maintain your figure.” According to a survey reported by Men’s Health, one spouse gaining substantial amounts of weight can be a damper on marital bliss. Once your spouse is no longer turned on or attracted to your body, issues dealing with rejection and resentment can quickly become marriage-threatening issues.


 In fact, lack of money can often cause marital problems to flare into a divorce filing. A married couple facing financial difficulties is often under a lot of stress, which in turn can lead to constant arguing and lack of communications. Couples who don’t see eye to eye on spending habits or that are in relationships where one spouse has and controls the finances, often face marital strain that culminates in divorce.

5.Lack of Communication

A commonly heard phrase to successful marriages is that “communication is key.” Any relationship that is lacking communication can quickly mar feelings of love and romance. Once parties stop communicating effectively, marital troubles that lead to divorce are not too far behind.


According to Simple Divorce Advice, physical, mental, and emotional abuse all are common reasons why couples get divorced. Consistent fighting whether it’s physical or just verbal is not healthy for either party. Staying in an abusive relationship is neither healthy nor safe.


Nothing stays the same. Over time people grow, develop, and change. Sometimes, individual growth can mean that growing apart from their spouse. When parties lives, interests, or dreams become incompatible, the marriage can begin to suffer as a result. Incompatibility is often the reason people end up filing for divorce.


Unhappiness lies at the root of a high number of divorces. Sometimes individuals don’t realize that love in and of itself is not enough to keep you happy. Also, some people get married, and then realize that they are not cut out for marriage. severe unhappiness can mean the death toll for a marriage.


People can become addicted to substances, behaviors or even other people. Whether it’s drugs, gambling, or alcohol, addiction can wreck a person’s life. As a person’s addiction gains more control, they often find themselves in peril of losing employment, friends, and their marriage. Addicts often exhibit behavior that is unacceptable in a marriage, i.e. lying, stealing, and betrayal of marital trust, and consequently addiction makes the list of top reasons why couples divorce, according to Henry Gornbein, a family law specialist.