Risk Factors and Correlations Which Can Increase the Chances of a Divorce

Updated: Oct 10


Everyone wants to know. Will this marriage survive? What are the root causes of a divorce? Is there a single factor or circumstance which inextricably leads to divorce? The answer appears to be "No."


Instead of a list of absolute divorce causing circumstances, it probably makes more sense to think of this construct as a set of “risk factors” or “correlations.” The greater the number of risk factors, the higher are the chances of divorce.

We are familiar with most of the usual suspects – infidelity, money problems, addictions, domestic violence, children or the lack thereof, incompatibility, boredom and meddling in-laws. However, there are some divorce related circumstances that will surprise you.


Over the course of the next several weeks I will identify and discuss some of these correlations in a five- part series of blogs. Some you will know or can guess a number of these divorce risks. But others are surprising if not deadly to a healthy marriage. Stay tuned for Part 1 of this 5 Part Series..


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