You think of the summer as a time to relax. Families go on vacation. Kids get time off from school. You have backyard cookouts, you sit by the pool and read a book, you wear comfortable shorts and sandals. It seems like a stress-free time.
You may have heard people talk about the rising divorce rate in the United States and the reasons that it has gone up. Researchers have looked at divorce rates all around the world, and they have found that they've risen in recent years in many places outside of the U.S.
You and your spouse met in college. You got married just after graduation. Five years later, unfortunately, your spouse asked for a divorce.
A series of arguments and betrayals leads to your divorce. You feel wronged. Your spouse caused this divorce. Their conduct ended the marriage. You never want to talk to them again.
Everyone has expectations when they get married. When the marriage itself does not match up with those expectations, it can lead to divorce -- even if the other person isn't really to blame.
After divorce, relocation can get a bit harder if you have kids.
For many people, just the thought of divorce brings on a lot of fear and concern. You worry about what people will think. You worry about what life will look like when you're single. You worry about the stress of getting through the divorce process itself.
If you have money problems in your marriage, it makes divorce more likely. That's a simple truth that all couples have to face. Money often gets the credit for ending otherwise successful marriages.
Back in 2015, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) got repealed by the Supreme Court, meaning that same-sex marriage is now legal everywhere. Before, only a select few states had allowed it. This ruling opened the door for marriage everywhere since the states quickly fell in line with the ruling.
Many people struggle emotionally with divorce because they just do not know what they will do after the marriage ends. All they ever planned in life was to get married, buy a home, start a family -- all of the old cliches. When they see that coming to an end, they don't know how to address it.