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May 3, 2022
6 Reasons Why More Women Initiate Divorce Than Men

With so many divorce cases occurring every day, it becomes important to understand who is in a hurry to abandon the relationship, the man or the woman. A sure outcome of the ongoing rise in divorce cases is that there is a significant increase in the demand for divorce attorneys.

The True Picture

In recent studies and surveys organized by different organizations, it has been observed that women are the initiators of divorce in more than 70% of cases.

According to a study conducted by the American Sociological Association in 2015, two-thirds of all divorces are filed by women.

What Could Be The Possible Cause For It?

Though the stats might not come as a surprise for many, you must be wondering what leads the women to take such steps. Following are the top 5 reasons that explain the divorce move of women.

Women are, by a large majority, initiators of divorces (90% of college-educated women choose to divorce, according to sociology studies). Women without a college education are still initiators in 67% of divorces.

The Reasons Are –

⚖ FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE = CHOOSING TO MAKE YOURSELF HAPPY

Having a college education means a decent career and independence. With increased financial stability and independence  for women, they no longer need to rely on their husbands to support them and the children. If you don’t need a man for financial support, you are choosing HAPPINESS over money. If you have your independent source of income, you will leave a situation where you are not happy.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦THE HUSBAND IS NOT HELPING WITH THE HOUSEHOLD AND KIDS

College-educated women work full time and usually get stuck doing most household chores and taking care of kids. That means the woman may be feeling overwhelmed and stretched thin.

If the man is not being an equal partner and contributing to household chores and helping with kids, she would rather be alone than also have the fully-grown male adult child to take care of. One less child to take care of, win!

📜GROWING APART – COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN

College-educated women are likely to continue to study and learn and grow spiritually and mentally. Men sometimes do not follow, so the couple grows APART. Communication may be a barrier; women speak the language of relationships, and men are more about the external problems and immediate needs of the family (financial needs, food, they don’t see anything major wrong outside of the marriage).

Growing apart means there is no longer a common ground, women don’t feel heard and understood, and there is no reason to remain in an unhappy and sometimes abusive situation.

🤦‍♀️WOMEN NO LONGER FEEL SAFE AND CONNECTED

They no longer feel they are married to their soulmate, and with every fight – a wall is built between the spouses that only the woman can feel and see. Every time the man gives her the “wrong response” or does not seem to give her the understanding, the gap increases.

Safety is incredibly important for women in relationships, and they will stand their ground to keep their families in the best conditions possible, even if that takes them away from the father figure.

🤷‍♀️WOMEN ARE MORE FOCUSED ON RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS THAN MEN

Men are more focused on solving life’s problems, while women look at the couple’s relationship as the source of their own happiness. If a relationship is not bringing happiness, the woman is more aware of that and more likely to leave.

🤦‍♂️MEN ARE MORE AFRAID OF CHANGE AND LESS ADAPTABLE.

Men will choose unhappy stability over leaving and going out into the unknown. Women are more adaptable and willing to work harder in the long term for their happiness.

Women are more flexible and go with the flow. Women are more likely to act on being unhappy and braver about choosing the unknown.

Final Verdict

Though every relationship works in a different way, there are a lot of common things that lead women to make such decisions.

What’s more important when going through a divorce is hiring the best divorce / family law expert that can safeguard your rights in the court and help you get rid of the harsh situations with the best possible results.

Marina Shepelsky is the an incredible divorce lawyer for men and women in the region and has an excellent record of helping individuals with their divorce cases. We are the best team of law professionals that are well-versed with the ins and outs of divorce cases.

We understand the need of the hour and will build a strong case for our clients to get them the results they deserve. Contact us now to discuss your case: 718-769-6352

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