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Main reasons why couples divorce in Georgia, according to a survey

On Behalf of | Aug 22, 2023 | Family Law

“For better or for worse” sometimes has its exceptions. Some circumstances drive couples in Georgia to take the step of getting a divorce. According to a survey by CNBC, the most common reasons are as follows.

Career choices and circumstances

Career choices lead to almost half (46%) of all divorces in Georgia. The main culprits are jobs that keep couples apart. Long working hours and weekend shifts can take a toll on a marriage, as well as work-related moves that lead to one spouse living in a different city or state.

Losing a job can also be a major contributor to divorce. Financial struggles and money issues are always at the forefront of disagreements among couples, which often lead to arguments and breakups.

Parenting differences

Marriage is basically two people from different backgrounds, values and experiences coming together to move as one unit. While it works for almost half the couples, the other half may find it difficult to agree on some of the fundamental aspects of marriage, such as parenting.

Different takes on topics such as discipline, lifestyle and values for their children may make them ultimately divorce. Unsurprisingly, this is the second most significant factor (43%) leading to divorces among couples in Georgia.

Household labor

Stress levels can quickly escalate when couples disagree on the division of household chores. This is especially true when one spouse shoulders most of the burden. In this case, resentment builds, and frustration can eventually lead to marital problems. In fact, according to a certain study, 63% of couples said their marriage could have survived if they had better-understood commitment and fair division of labor before their union.

Relationships with family and friends

Everyone has a different idea of what’s normal regarding their relationship with family and friends. It’s important for couples to find a compromise that works, but this doesn’t always happen, especially regarding in-laws and the interference they may cause.

No two marriages are alike, so it’s not surprising that no two divorces or reasons for separating are the same either. It’s important for couples to understand the common causes of divorce in their state and try to find ways to work together. Communication is key in any relationship, but especially so when it comes to the aforementioned delicate matters of marriage.