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Certain events may increase the likelihood for divorce

Ohio residents know that certain traumatic occurrences or major events can cause strife and discord in marriages. In fact, there are certain life events that may lead to a higher chance of a divorce. These major events can increase tension as spouses deal with stressors, and, once the upheaval has passed, a couple may find that the entire relationship dynamic has changed. 

One of the main stressors that can impact a marriage is a prolonged or serious illness. Medical issues tend to generate a lot of debt, compounding the emotional difficultly of medical treatment and recovery. Child birth may have a similar impact on a marriage, as it is a major medical and life event. The changed family dynamic resulting from a new baby can also add stress to a marriage. 

A new job can be a positive thing for an Ohio couple, but it can bring major changes to a marriage. New work hours, more pressure or traveling for a job can cause feelings of isolation and anger. Any major shifts in a couple's finances or schedules, including living apart or becoming empty nesters, may also increase the chance that a couple will find irreconcilable differences in a marriage and eventually seek a divorce. 

Divorce is a major life event in itself and is often preceded by trauma, major life changes or a prolonged period of stress and pressure. Regardless of the reasons behind the dissolution of a marriage, a couple will likely benefit from working toward a mutually beneficial divorce settlement. With proper guidance, such a settlement can be obtained without the need for time-consuming and costly litigation.

Source: Yahoo Health, "7 Life Events That Can Lead To Divorce", Amanda MacMillan, March 31, 2015

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