The rate for divorces continues to remain in the 50% range for first time marriages and nearly 60% for second and subsequent marriages. Recent statistics show that more divorces occur between 7 and 8 years of marriage. This is also the time when couples are building careers and family.
Many reports relate that divorce is often related to a couples’ inability to resolve conflict. Not talking about issues often leads to distance, isolation and loneliness. These can also lead to affairs, workaholism, alcoholism and building lives apart from each other.
Divorce can be devastating, both financially and emotionally. Even if someone decides that a divorce is the best option for them in their lives at that time, there is a great deal of grieving for the many losses of hopes and dreams for the future and for differences in family and friends that have been developed in the life together.
If the divorcing spouses are parents, it is extremely difficult for most children, even if they are adults when their parents divorce.