Mediation and the Strangest Statistical Reasons for Divorce

Before any competent lawyer can begin to help a couple with their legal marital problems, they first need to understand the circumstances that surround the situation. This can include an intimate knowledge of the assets within the marriage, or the source of the marital difficulty itself. Couples can seek divorce for any number of reasons, and lawyers need to prepare themselves for some of the most unconventional of the bunch.

Following a Trend

It may come as a surprise to people who pride themselves on being individuals, but some divorces became more likely to occur when either party is in close proximity with a recently divorced couple. Studies found that couples were 75% more likely to separate if a close friend or a family member divorced; the number goes down to 33% if it involves a friend.

Jobs Around the House

Another strange reason for couples to lose interest or intimacy in their relationship is that both parties share an equal load of housework. A Norwegian study found that in most homes child-rearing responsibilities were even, but domestic chores were left to the women.

Researchers found that divorce rates suddenly spiked for households that divided the housework. One explanation for why this is the case is that in dividing the housework, the couple created a business-like partnership that leads to less spontaneity and intimacy.

Getting Fit For Divorce

Finally, people who are looking to get fit with their partner should have a serious talk with their spouse before they begin. This is because scientists hypothesize that people are more likely to file for divorce when one or both parties are fit and healthy. Out of a record of more than 2,700 divorces, 76% of them occurred when both husband and wife weighed less than 200 pounds.

Mediation requires deep insight into the nuances of a troubled relationship and their sources of conflict, including the ones that don’t seem to make much sense. If you’re looking for people who want to help resolve a high conflict situation as amicably as possible, contact us today. We’ll help you understand the circumstances of the situation and move through this difficult time in your life.

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