You may have looked over at your spouse and said to yourself, “Where did our love or respect for each other go?”
This may be a troubling thought that leads many people to consider divorce. There are many causes why people divorce their spouse, each case unique, but many reasons sound similar. Here’s what you should know:
Arranged marriages aren’t always perfect
Your family may hold to an old tradition of arranged marriage. This can give the families of the married couple financial advantages and a guaranteed lineage. It may have seemed like an honor to give your family this chance, but over the years you no longer believe that to be the case.
Arranged marriages can take away a person’s identity and freedom of choice. You may have realized this later in life and longed for something different. Divorce can be the option of freeing yourself and building a new future.
Marrying young was a bigger mistake than you realized
Many people find high school sweethearts that follow you into your college years and through marriage. The relationship started young and just kept going without giving you much time to stop and consider why you’re still together.
You may find your spouse was always and will always be immature for you. You may find your spouse holds you back from bigger opportunities in life. You may feel you lost your individual freedom by marrying your spouse. You may feel divorce frees you from a choice you made when you were too young to know your options.
It can be upsetting to realize you may no longer want to be married to your spouse. The steps you take now can help you keep your footing after a divorce.