Why Women Typically Seek Divorces

You may believe that women are more likely than men to want to get married and raise children. However, this isn’t necessarily the case in North Carolina. One study found that 70% of divorces are initiated by women. Let’s take a look at a few key reasons why women are statistically more likely to want out of their marriages.

They have more economic independence

Obtaining financial security tends to give you more control over your life. Therefore, as women enter the workforce in increasing numbers, they have become less financially reliant on their husbands. Ultimately, they have the ability to leave a marriage if their spouses are being emotionally controlling, physically abusive or otherwise acting unacceptably. Research shows that women are more likely to leave unfulfilling relationships today even when those relationships are with other women.

Gender roles haven’t evolved at home

Even though women are now more likely to work outside of the home, they are still more likely to do most of the work at home as well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 49% of women said that they did chores on a daily basis. This is compared to 20% of men who said the same thing. For women who want to get ahead in their careers, marriage may seem like a roadblock to achieving their professional dreams.

Men and women often process emotions differently

Men may rely on their wives for emotional support, which means that they are less likely to ask for a divorce. However, this can become problematic for women who may not want to do as much of the emotional labor in a relationship. Furthermore, differences in how many men and women process their emotions can make it difficult to communicate properly.

If you’re seeking a divorce, you may have many issues to resolve during settlement talks. This may be true even if there’s a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. An attorney may help you work toward ending a marriage in a favorable and timely manner.

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