Colleen McNamee, a divorce mediator from McNamee Mediations, is interviewed by Dino from Money Matters. They talked about the top 10 causes for divorce, and Colleen explains each one of them. This is a transcript of Colleen talking about the first among the 10 most common reasons why people file for divorce.
The Top 10 Causes for Divorce
I did a little research, and I found the top 10 causes for divorce. So I’m going to do a little countdown for you, and if you could just address each and every one of them for us.
Reason 1: Marrying for Money
So reason number 1: getting in for the wrong reasons.
Right. So what this means is marrying for money. And when people hear that, they think sugar daddy or sugar momma. And this is not what that actually means. What this means is that there are already problems before you get married or right at the beginning of the marriage. And how often have you heard a friend of yours say, “I’m not sure if this is the right thing, but we’ve spent so much money on the wedding planning. We’ve already sent our invitations out.” Or how often have you heard someone say, “We’ve just done this huge expense like building a home together. I can’t pull out now even thought this doesn’t feel right.” People feel that they’re obligated to follow through this marital commitment because of the money and time that’s been spent.
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