Perhaps you feel torn about deciding whether to remain in your marriage or call it quits. Maybe you feel you do not have a valid reason, or that the reasons you have are uncommon. If money plays a substantial part in your decision, are you alone in your concerns?
Business Insider explores several money issues that often lead to divorce. Learn more about valid financial grounds for wanting a divorce.
Different financial priorities
Perhaps you want to save your money for home remodeling while your spouse has an online shopping compulsion. Your differing habits sow seeds of stress and discord in your marriage, and neither of you finds it easy to compromise.
Opposing views on money
Not every couple engages in in-depth conversations regarding money. Maybe while you and your spouse have a lengthy relationship, you only recently truly realized how your partner views saving and spending money. Perhaps this realization served as a rude awakening.
Is your husband or wife drowning in debt? Even worse, could you bear a responsibility to pay off that debt? The mental and financial stress of substantial debt could sully your perception of your spouse and your marriage, leaving you contemplating divorce so you can save your own financial health.
Concealed financial misdeeds
Not all infidelity has to do with a physical or emotional affair. Your partner may have intentionally hidden bank accounts, credit card debt or even purchases that she or he keeps hidden from you. If you recently found out about the financial infidelity, it can be almost as crushing as physical infidelity.
Hopefully, you have a better idea about whether to move forward with the divorce. While money is not everything, it can serve as a substantial source of stress in a relationship.