10 Common Reasons for Divorce

By Guest Contributors Kim Olver, Deborah Roth, and Lisa L. Payne of YourTango

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If you think that sexual infidelity is the leading cause of divorce, you’ve got it all wrong. YourTango polled over 100 of their experts to see what they say are the top reasons married couples decide to split, and, believe it or not, communication problems came out on top as the number one reason marriages fail. Here are some other culprits experts blame for the high divorce rate.

1. Getting in for the wrong reasons.

Marrying for money — we’ve all heard this is a ticket to a quick divorce, but what about when you marry because it’s what you think you should do?

I’ve met many divorced women who say the problems that made them leave were there right from the beginning but “everyone expected us to live happily ever after” or “we had already spent so much money on the wedding” or “we had just built our dream home.” So, remember, until you say “I do,” you always have the choice to say “I don’t!”

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