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The Top 5 Reasons Marriages And Cohabitations End

Most of the studies focusing on divorce and the ending of relationships and cohabitations are based on qualitative research, not quantitative but a new study out of the UK overcomes the disadvantages of past research and provides a clearer insight into why live-in partnerships come to an end.

The data come from NATSAL-3, a nationally representative survey of over 15,000 UK residents ages 16-74 interviewed between 2010 and 2012. Overall, 11% of the men and 14% of the women in the sample reported they experienced the end of a live-in partnership (marital or cohabiting) in the 5 years prior to interview (2% of men’s and 3.5% of women’s ended partnerships had been with a same-sex partner).

The top five reasons marriages and cohabitations end are as follows:

Women Men
1. Grew apart – 36% Grew apart – 39%
2. Arguments – 30% Arguments – 27%
3. Lack of respect – 25% Unfaithfulness – 18%
4. Unfaithfulness – 24% Lack of respect – 17%
5. Domestic violence – 16% Different interests – 16%

Read the article in its entirety at Forbes!

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