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Most Common Problems In A Marriage


Each marriage is unique. There are two different people involved and they each bring their own personalities, assets, and debts to the table when they get married. This means that each marriage comes with its own problems, and some may have the same problems.

It’s a good idea to know what the most common problems are so you can avoid them and make your marriage work. Here are some of the most frequently seen issues and what they mean for your marriage.


Infidelity often means the death of a marriage. When a person decides to cheat on their spouse, it is most likely because their marriage is lacking intimacy. Cheating often occurs as a last resort, when the couple has fallen out of love. When a person isn’t getting their needs met in the marriage, they will look elsewhere. A person may seek a sexual relationship on the side when they are looking for a way out of their marriage. It’s also possible for infidelity to occur as an act of revenge. In any case, infidelity occurs when a marriage is already failing. A strong, healthy marriage will not fall victim to it.

Different Lifestyles and Values

Life experiences may cause couples to develop changes in their lifestyles and values. They may develop differences in religious or political views. One person may like vacations, while the other is a homebody. When both parties have differing values or lifestyles, it can be hard to overcome these differences, which may occur as the couple gets older or has kids.

Growing Apart

As people get older, they may grow apart. When a couple does not spend enough time together, it causes them to drift apart and find other things (or people) to spend their time with. It’s easy to spend time raising children, working, or hanging out with friends. However, spouses should always be a priority.

Mental Health Issues/Addictions

Mental health issues affect not only the person, but their spouse as well. It can be extremely difficult to care for someone who has depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, or more serious mental disorders. This is especially true when the person with the mental health issue refuses to take responsibility. They fail to take their medication or get the therapy they need to manage the issue. When their spouse cannot deal with it anymore, they will seek divorce.

Addictions affect marriages in the same way. Addictions can be damaging to a marriage when both spouses avoid the issues for too long and eventually reach their breaking points.

Seek Legal Help

Nobody wants to get a divorce if they don’t have to. Try to understand the problems in your marriage and seek help for them before they get worse.

Have you tried to fix the issues in your relationship, but to no avail? Seek legal help from Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer Edward J. Jennings, P.A. Our office has more than 30 years of experience dealing with divorces in Florida. Schedule a consultation today by calling 954-764-4330 or filling out the online form.


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