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Men are frequently blindsided by the decision to divorce

On Behalf of | Feb 28, 2019 | High Asset Divorce |

Divorce in Colorado is often portrayed as a rising crescendo of negative events and issues during a marriage that ultimately results in a parting of the ways. However, just as relationships will differ, so too will the reasons for a dispute that leads to the couple deciding to divorce. For men who are informed by their wives that they want a divorce, it can come without warning. Knowing what signs to look for when there is a chance of divorce is an opportunity to perhaps save the marriage. But if that is not possible, it is a chance to be prepared for that which will come to the forefront during the divorce and to seek advice from a lawyer.

Even with the number of divorces across the nation reducing, up to 45 percent of marriages will fail. In as many as 80 percent of divorces, the woman is the initiator of the divorce proceeding. Obviously, infidelity is a deal-breaker for many. A lack of attention from husband to wife about foundational aspects such as helping around the house is also a problem. Boredom plays a role in a significant number of divorces. Studies indicate that when couples take part in therapy to solve their differences, it is discovered that women can be dissatisfied in the marriage and men are unhappy over the wife’s dissatisfaction. Apart from that, men are fine with the situation as it is.

One of the biggest reasons that men are stunned when a woman asks for a divorce is that men tend to perceive an absence of overt disagreements and dispute as the marriage going well. In contrast, the wife frequently has grown tired of repeatedly trying to address problems and being rebuffed or getting nowhere in those attempts, so she stops. The absence of communication is not indicative that the problems are solved. Men whose wives have stopped trying to settle marital disputes should be aware that this is a warning sign of marriage-ending strife.

Regardless of the circumstances as to which party initiates the divorce and why, it is important to remember that all divorces have certain factors – children, support, businesses, marital property – that must be dealt with. A law firm that understands the perspectives of all involved and has experience in divorce cases should be consulted with from the time the decision to divorce is made and throughout the process.