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Do differences of opinion lead to divorce?

On Behalf of | Dec 4, 2020 | Divorce |

You always knew that you and your spouse did not hold the same positions on everything, but you didn’t realize how drastically different your opinions were until you got married. It has really put some strain on the relationship. You start wondering if people get divorced just because they have different opinions. 

Why do you and your spouse disagree on things?

Certainly, these divorces can and do happen. A big part of it may be what you actually disagree on. For instance, one of the top causes of divorce is religious differences. If this is where your beliefs do not line up, you may find no way to compromise. 

Similarly, a top-three reason for divorce is simply when arguments are too frequent and there is too much conflict. Couples may try to work through it, fail to do so, and decide that they’re not going to live like that for decades to come. 

So, what matters here is how strongly you disagree. If you just don’t see eye-to-eye, it may be fine. If you disagree so strongly that you’re constantly fighting and arguing, that can tear the marriage apart. 

The subject of the disagreements may play a role. Money issues are another top reason for divorce. If you have different opinions about how to use your money, those differences could quickly turn into arguments. 

If you do get divorced

Opposites may attract, but sometimes the moral and philosophical approaches people have to life are just not compatible over the long run. You may be heading for divorce. If you are, it is crucial for you to know exactly what steps to take and what legal rights you have