Why Are More Couples Divorcing Nowadays?

Divorce was rare 80 years ago. Only 2% of women were divorced. Nowadays, that number has risen to 15%. That’s because women have more options today. In fact, women are much more likely than men to initiate divorce.

Divorce has been on the rise since the 1960s, but the past couple years have seen a huge rise in people ending their marriages. So why doesn’t anybody stay together anymore?

COVID Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic brought about a lot of bad things. People lost their jobs. Many got sick and even died. Quarantine and increased work from home meant couples spent more time together. That’s a good thing, right? It wasn’t for a lot of couples, who admit that they struggled with having their partner around 24/7. Work was their escape; now they couldn’t even leave their house. This caused many couples to divorce.

Deal Breakers

Abuse and infidelity are two things that people should never have to put up with in a marriage. If your partner doesn’t love you enough to respect you, then you have a valid reason to end your marriage. Physical and emotional abuse should never be allowed. Mature people don’t treat people they supposedly love like that.

Cheating is another reason. Your partner should be sleeping only with you. Having affair partners is distasteful, immoral, and plain dishonest. Infidelity is not something a respectable person should have to deal with.

Poor Conflict Management

All couples fight. It’s just part of being in a relationship. But many couples don’t know how to fight well. They may give their spouse the silent treatment or call them names. Some constantly criticize and nag. Some spouses don’t listen or pay attention.

Whatever the reason, many people aren’t taught to argue the right way. This poor conflict management takes a toll on a marriage over time. When you can’t discuss anything with your partner without them yelling or screaming at you, then you may feel as though you’re walking on eggshells around them. This is no way to navigate a marriage.


Sometimes people don’t have clear reasons for divorce. They’re just generally unhappy, which can be unhealthy for both adults and kids. Spouses may fall out of love with each other over time. It happens. People change and sometimes not for the better. Couples may find out they have different goals. Everyone deserves happiness and people are focusing on this more as life spans increase and mental health becomes a priority.

Contact a Maryland Family Law Attorney Today

People end their marriages for a variety of reasons. It’s sad that divorces are becoming more common, but there is no longer a stigma in this culture. People want what’s best for them.

No matter the reason for your divorce, you need skilled representation on your side. Seek legal help from a Columbia divorce lawyer from The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. Schedule a consultation by calling (410) 774-5987 or filling out the online form.



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