More women are initiating divorce than men

A couple doesn’t come to the decision to part ways easily. Statistics show, however, that more women than men initiate divorce proceedings. Missouri couples going through divorce may face number of challenges, including emotional and physical exhaustion, so why are some women willing to put themselves and their partners through such significant life-changing events?

Experts say women don’t usually make the decision they want a divorce until all other avenues have been exhausted. In other words, the marriage must be in a dire straits situation and likely has been for quite some time. About half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce and 80% of those are initiated by women. Experts say there are definitive reasons for this.

There are nine main reasons women come to the decision to divorce. Those are that their spouses are indifferent or don’t have a clue about their feelings; reassurances and small gestures are lacking; money troubles; needs going unmet at home; unfaithful spouses; the marriage is not living up to its expectations; substance abuse or addictions; no romance or physical and/or emotional abuse. Studies have shown that while men can experience as much anxiety and stress in a marriage, it’s the tension experienced by a woman that leads to a formal parting of ways.

No matter who brings up divorce in a marriage first, both spouses should seek the independent advice of a Missouri attorney. A lawyer may be able to help a client to understand what is involved in the divorce process right from the very beginning. Having comprehensive legal advice may mean the difference between a more amicable divorce or one that is more contentious.

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