It is impossible to accurately predict all divorce cases. Many couples who split up never thought they would do so, and there were no signs from the outside that it was coming. There are also couples that stay together when everyone believes they’re on the verge of divorce.
That said, statistically speaking, there are a few predictors of a divorce. It’s important to know what these factors are so that you can understand how likely divorce may be for you.
Your parents got divorced
People with parents who got divorced may be more likely to get divorced themselves. This could simply be because divorce is now an example that they’ve seen in their own lives, so they’re quicker to think of it than someone whose parents have not gotten a divorce.
You got married young
Getting married young can put a lot of stress on a marriage. It’s often harder to make ends meet, and both people have a lot of growing up and changing to do together. For this reason, it’s been found that getting married early – prior to 32 – makes it more likely that people will split up eventually.
Experiencing other types of financial stress
It’s not just being young that can make it harder for couples to get along. Financial stress can often create a rift between spouses, especially when they have different attitudes about money. If you and your spouse frequently have trouble with money or argue about how to use it, that could lead to a divorce.
These are just a few potential reasons for divorce or predictors of why it may happen. If you determine that divorce is the best solution, be sure you understand all of your legal options.