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Job loss makes divorce more likely

On Behalf of | Dec 2, 2023 | Divorce

When considering what types of factors can increase the odds of a divorce, it’s interesting to note that job loss has been linked to higher odds of a split. When someone loses their job or does not have a full-time job any longer, it is more likely that their spouse will then file for a divorce.

Naturally, this does not mean that it happens in all cases. There are plenty of couples who weather these types of challenges and stay married. But it’s still important to think about things like job loss because they can be a red flag for the relationship. They could mean divorce is coming in the future, and it can be beneficial to prepare in advance. 

Why does this happen?

The biggest reason for this link is just financial stress. Many people are seeking financial security, and their marriage may be a way to acquire that. But if their spouse loses a job and they’re having trouble making ends meet, this can put a lot of financial stress on the relationship. Even for couples who try to make it through, it can be too much.

It can also help to consider the reasons for the job loss. Was it related to any type of criminal activity? Is there a pattern where that person can’t seem to hold down a job for very long? These factors could also make it more likely that their spouse will eventually decide to end the marriage. 

Are you heading toward a divorce?

Getting divorced can be complicated, especially from a financial perspective. Those who are going through the process need to know about all of their legal options.