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Causes of divorce in the new year

On Behalf of | Jan 25, 2021 | Divorce

The start of the new year is a time that causes many people to reevaluate their lives. As January kicks off the new year, many people in Texas and across the country choose to end their marriage. Read more to find out why many people file for a divorce during this time.

There’s been a breakdown in communication

Healthy communication is the cornerstone of a good relationship. Speaking kindly with your spouse and bringing up issues as they occur are examples of healthy communication. After the honeymoon stage, it’s easy for couples to put in less effort than before. The start of a new year is a time to reflect on resolutions and communication issues, and some people decide that the other person is not putting in the effort that they used to. Then, they may decide to file for a divorce.

Their lives are going in different directions

Sometimes, nobody is at fault for the breakdown of the relationship. When the new year begins, many people consider what the future should look like and come to realize that their directions are not equal. For example, one person may want to live in a different part of the country than the other.

The couple is delaying the inevitable

If the couple has children together, they may choose to wait until the start of the new year to break the news to their kids. This way, the children get to enjoy the holidays with an intact family. Once the new year comes in and all of the fireworks have gone off, there is no longer an incentive to hold off on filing for a divorce.

Poor communication between the couple, life getting in the way and less attraction to their partners are all things that may lead people to file for a divorce. A family attorney may help them navigate all the legal steps of ending their marriage.