When you get married, you certainly don't intend to get divorced
We pledge "Until Death Do Us Part", after all. But then things, or people, change and the next thing you know, you are sitting in a lawyer's office or a courtroom. Why do people get divorced? Recognizing the reasons may help you avoid a divorce.
There are many different reasons for divorce just as there are many different people. Generalities don't always work or fit. But, in my experience, most divorces fit into several groups or fall under some umbrellas as the reasons for a divorce.
In terms of general groups of people getting divorce, here is what I have found in my experience:
1. People who have been married 5 years or less
I have seen marriages as short as a few days (yes, it is true!). Couples that fall into this group generally should not have gotten married in the first place. They either married for the wrong reasons or were pressured into getting married. Oftentimes people that fall into this group married too quickly without really getting to know each other or they were too young or immature to handle the stresses of married life.