The rates of divorce are found to be the divorce rate that had risen from a 40% (Fine, 2013). The key aspect of this divorce is that it has occurred in all the age groups. The factors of marital instability continue in the current times. The reason for undertaking a research in this topic is that majority of the people are aware about the basic requirements that is needed for marriage. However, they continue to get married and some even chose to stay for a few years before divorce. This is an anomaly.
The purpose of this analysis is to understand the reasons as to why people opt for divorce after making informed choice of being married to someone.
For this research methodology, the research was conducted with 6 people who were divorced. They were all college graduates and were over the age of 35. The research was conducted in the form of interview. The invitation to the participants was sent through social media. The invitation was given to a support group that discusses about divorce. All ethical considerations regarding consent and ensuring that there was no biased question framed. A neutral tone was taken and documentation was done built on these evidences.
Added to this, the participant name and other personal details about their vocation were not asked. This was to maintain anonymity. The anonymity was maintained to make the participants to feel free to communicate with the researcher.
The reason for divorce in each case was different. The leading cause of divorce in 3 of the 6 participants was the Extra-marital affairs. Innate anger was found to be hidden as resentment by the people. This was the reason for the people to choose to cheat and have emotional intimacy with another person. These affairs initially start as an emotional affair, which later develops into divorce in the marriage. Of the 6 participants, 2 participants stated that money was a major issue. The impact of finances causes the marriage to break. The finance and money impacts every aspect of the couple’s decision. Founded on this, this was one of the main reasons for the people to choose to leave their partners.