No two marriages end in the same way. But when looking at the larger picture, patterns emerge. And, prior to divorce, there are some key factors that stand out more than others. Chase Scheinbaum spoke to a variety of relationship experts and therapists and asked them this one question:
What, according to what you’ve noticed, is the most common predictor of divorce?
The professionals to whom Mr. Scheinbaum spoke responded in this excellent article with everything from failures of accountability to issues of contempt to slow erosions of trust. They’re worth hearing out because they offer a chance to learn from the mistakes of others and take measures to prevent any of them from seeping into your marriage.