With the divorce rate at around 50%, it's become one of those unpleasant parts of life almost everyone experiences. Perhaps you yourself have never been divorced, but chances are you are close to someone who has. So why do people get divorced? If you think the top reason is infidelity, you're wrong. The most common reason is communication problems, but there are many things that can trigger a divorce. We've compiled a list of 5 real life circumstances that have lead to divorce. Maybe we can learn from these couple's mistakes and increase our own odds of a successful marriage.


1. Spending More Than $20k On Your Wedding

The average wedding these days costs about $25,000, but that doesn't mean we are all doomed to divorce. Spending more money on your wedding that you have causes future problems. If you spend it all on your wedding, what are you going to live on? Starting a marriage in a great deal of debt or with no money causes stress and can lead to issues in your relationships.

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2. Not Going To College

Research has shown that people with only high school education are more likely to get divorced than those with higher education. The reasoning is rather simple. People with college degrees on average earn more money that those without. Having more money (that is well-managed of course), can mean less financial arguments (one the biggest reasons couples divorce).

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3. Commuting Longer Than 45 Minutes

In 2013 a study was conducted which revealed that 14% of people involved in commented longer than 45 minutes divorced. It's possible that after coming home from this commute, people are irritable and over time this wears down the other partner.

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4. Marrying With a Large Age Gap

Although there are a lot of examples of couple that have gotten past an age gap, it's the norm for couples to not resist the age gap for too long. While some age gaping is expected (no one is exactly the same age!), couples with more than five years are more likely to split.

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5. Abusing Social Media

Given the amount of time people now spend on social media, this one is not a surprise. Simple Facebook actions, when done too often, can cause harm in a marriage. Flirting with an old flame, looking for photos of your old parties, seeing your partner constantly liking photos of a particular person can all be seen as slights. Facebook is becoming a leader in the causes or divorce; some lawyers in the UK even estimate that Facebook has played a major role in 30% of divorce cases. Long story short, skip stalking your exes on Facebook and instead take your spouse out for dinner.

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