Whats Love Got To Do With It? Divorce DiscussionIts no secret that women initiate two thirds of all divorces.
The most common reason women file for divorce is a tie between mental cruelty and neglect.
Only 6% of divorces sight physical abuse for the reason.
Interestingly enough a study recently showed that the number one reason men who thought about divorce did not initiate it or follow through is because they were afraid of losing custody of their children and/or feared the finacial hardship support payments would cause them.
Some claim that since women gain from divorce they are encouraged to leave their husbands.
Yet studies show that the divorce rate increases significantly with the amount a woman earns. The wealthier the woman, the higher the likelihood she will file for divorce.
And while in the past courts have largely assigned custodianship to mothers, most courts now favor joint custody.
What I would like to know is what the members of this group feel about the issue of divorce and gender and how the statistics relate to that.
What causes divorce? How could we better keep marriages together? How does the family court system award or punish one sex over the other.
This is a sensitive topic so let's all be aware of that. Let's try to have a discussion of the topic and not attack individuals.