Why Do Couples Divorce? 18 Reasons… Counseling San Dimas, Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

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I’m sure that you can think of numerous reasons why people might divorce. The bottom line is that both or one of the partners has decided they would be happier on their own.

Here are some causes of divorce:

1. Disagreement about short and long-term goals

2. Financial difficulties

3. Difficult blended family issues

4. Poor communication

5. No sex life

6. Differences in parenting

7. Problems with extended family

8. Health problems

9. Loss of a child

10. Children with special needs including emotional needs

11. Unhappiness with your own personal life, career etc.

12. Extra-marital affairs

13. Different values

14. Religious Disagreements

15. Introvert vs. Extravert Personality

16. Passive-aggressive behaviors

17. Intimacy issues

18. Addiction issues

None of these issues standing on their own have to lead people to divorce. You always have the option of seeking professional help to sort out the difficulties and improve effective communication.

To read more about the “Causes of Divorce” 

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About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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