Divorce Causes

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Causes of Divorce
Divorce is a term that is known worldwide and has been around for many centuries. According to the article: Marriage and Divorce, in American Psychological Association, “about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce. The divorce rate for subsequent marriages is even higher.” Although the percentage of divorce rate is high young adults still consider the thought of marriage, while others are determined to get married and start a family at a young age, unaware they have these high expectations of what a marriage should be. However, once they see and experience the constant yelling and arguments, avoidance, low self-esteem, mental and physical abuse they feel as if they cannot fulfill these expectations and choose to opt-out of marriage. Therefore, young adults considering marriage should be aware and fully understand what the leading causes of high divorce rates are.
Infidelity is one of the many reasons a marriage starts to deteriorate and eventually ends in a divorce. Even though being unfaithful affects the marriage in numerous ways one of the two or even both decide to proceed with it either way. “Infidelity often begins as a seemingly innocent friendship, says cheating expert Ruth Houston. It starts as an emotional affair which later becomes a physical affair” (Warren). Also lack of intimacy is crucial in a marriage; it’s a way for a wife and a husband (wife/wife, husband/husband) to connect on a different level and feel closer
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