Life Changing Events That Can Be Catalysts for Divorce

There is an old saying that “life is what happens to you while you are making other plans”. Such life-altering happenings are precisely the sorts of things that may precipitate divorce.

Some of them are:

  1. Major illnesses can change the financial situation and the very nature of a couple’s life together.
  1. Long-term unemployment or significant changes in work situation of either spouse can also change a couple’s financial situation dramatically, or the context of a couple’s lifestyle.
  1. Having a child is another huge change in a couple’s life and brings about a significant alteration in the marital relationship – not all of which is always foreseen or fully comprehended by both spouses in advance.
  1. Physical separations, such as those caused by military service or other extended temporary work reassignments can also dramatically impact a couple’s life and cause disenchantment.
  1. Traumatic events, such as the loss of a child, can arouse powerful and unpredictable emotions in either or both spouses that can also harm the marital relationship.
  1. When minor children leave the nest many couples discover that their marriage isn’t what it was, and they find they can’t – or don’t care to – build a new foundation together.
  1. When one of the spouses has been unfaithful to the other, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to move past it and the marriage languishes beyond repair.

Read more in this Yahoo Health article: 7 Life Events That Can Lead To Divorce