3 Common Reasons Marriages End in Divorce

Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 1:54 PM

Researchers will tell you that marriages end in divorce because of issues in these top 3 areas:communication, sex, and money.

  • Communication issues will range from not talking to one another (not opening up) to continuous conflicts or verbal abuse.
  • Sexual issues could range from not having enough sex with someone having an affair.
  • Money issues could include fighting over not having enough to pay bills (and the stress it produces), to battles over who will pay for what and the separation of finances as a means of control. All three of these issues have one common denominator in them: lack of trust.

We all know communication is key in relationships. There are several ways to improve your practical communication skills, money management, and sexual connection. But, I want to address the deeper issue of trust that can undermine a relationship in all of these areas.

If you value trust in your relationship, you will not only trust your spouse, but you will be trustworthy. You will be fully committed to them and loyal to them. If you trusted your spouse, you would give them the benefit of the doubt that they would never do or say anything to harm you intentionally. And you would behave the same way. Trust means you have given yourself fully to one another and will mutually care for the other’s heart as your main priority.