Divorce is never an easy choice to make. Whether it is a mutual decision between marriage partners, or decided by only one partner, the process is a difficult one to experience and can be agonizing when it involves children.
While there are many reasons for ending a marriage, domestic abuse ranks high on the list. Abuse is defined as a pattern of coercive control of one person over another, either physically or verbally, and forces that person’s actions to be contrary to what they want. If you are the victim of domestic violence, the national hotline, 1-800-799-SAFE, provides advice, intervention and information.
In a recent poll conducted by GFK Roper, 36 percent of those polled blamed domestic violence or abuse as the reason for divorce. There are obviously other reasons as well that a person chooses to divorce. Financial problems, infidelity, boredom, and religion are just a few of the pitfalls that can end a marriage at any time. Conflicting opinions concerning how to raise and discipline children constitute another reason that is high on the list for why marriage partners become disillusioned.
There is no standard divorce. Dissolving a marriage partnership is unique to each situation. Simply being unhappy in a relationship, for whatever reason, is enough of a reason to seek the help of a professional, experienced divorce attorney. Although partners may have made a total commitment to a marriage at one time, life is full of unforeseen changes, causing those same partners to often seek happiness elsewhere.
Related Resource: Lexington Herald Leader, “What makes people decide to leave? Survey reports the reasons we divorce” Sept. 22, 2011