The 32 Most Overlooked Reasons Why Marriages Fail

Think infidelity is the worst marriage-killer? The truth is even scarier than that — it really *is* the little things that will make or break your relationship.

1. Someone has an untreated mental illness

"An oft-overlooked reason is the issue of mental health in one of the partners. If you're married to someone who is depressed, anxious, schizophrenic, or bipolar, it is extremely difficult to maintain a relationship because the individual's emotions can be random. It can be a great strain on a person without the mental illness to accommodate that in their partner." -Stephen Duclos, certified sex therapist, family therapist, and mental health counselor

2. The sex is bad

"One overlooked reason is simply not having great sex. At the outset of a relationship, sex is always great. But as people move into longer-term relationships, they have to deal with how to keep sex exciting and how to stay on the same page in terms of their sexual proclivities. Both partners must find a way to communicate their needs and wants about sex."  -Holly Richmond, Ph.D., certified sex therapist and marriage & family counselor Read the full article here!  

Holly Richmond, PhD

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