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Why women may be more likely to seek a divorce

| Sep 16, 2020 | Divorce |

Traditionally, women have been perceived as the gender more likely to want to get and stay married. However, according to the American Sociological Association (ASA), women also initiate roughly 70% of all divorces in Ohio and throughout the United States. Let’s look at some of the reasons cited as to why this is the case.

Women may feel like they don’t need to be married

It isn’t uncommon for a woman to take on a larger share of the cooking, cleaning and other household duties while also working full-time. It also isn’t uncommon for wives to feel a lack of support from their husbands if they are the breadwinners at home. Therefore, they may begin to feel as if there is no point to being in a relationship that isn’t a true partnership.

Emotional labor can put stress on a relationship

Generally speaking, women tend to have a variety of outlets through which they can process their emotions. In many cases, a man may rely solely on his wife as a source of emotional support. Therefore, he may want to stay in the relationship simply to retain access to that resource. Furthermore, men tend to have a harder time communicating than women do, which means that they may be more likely to simply accept things as they are instead of trying to change them.

If you believe that your marriage will be coming to an end soon, it is important to get a better understanding of state divorce laws. This may help you learn more about how property might be divided, if you are eligible for alimony or if you are entitled to child support payments. A legal professional may be able to provide more insight into how the divorce process works in the state.