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It is often impossible to tell what really happens in a marriage behind closed doors. Family and friends may be shocked when the perfect couple announces their intention to divorce. For some Texas couples, it may be difficult to put into words what went wrong. However, advisors to couples have learned that some common issues often lead to the breakup of a seemingly happy marriage.

Many couples can work through problems and come out stronger. Money issues, for example, may resolve as a couple grows and matures together. However, having different financial goals remains one of the top reasons for divorce. Infidelity is another issue that many spouses find impossible to come back from. When trust is broken, even an affair that was purely emotional can cause irreparable damage to a relationship.

Some couples simply can’t get along. They have difficulty communicating, they lose respect for each other or they set expectations that are too high. One shockingly common unfair reaction involves those who want out of the marriage when their spouses gain weight. This often leads to a lack of intimacy and other problems a couple cannot resolve.

These are only a few of the most common reasons why couples divorce. For some, it is not just one reason but a combination of factors. No matter the tipping point, the goal is to end the relationship with as little stress as possible and to obtain a fair divorce order or settlement. With the help of a skilled Texas attorney, the chances of meeting these goals improves.