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Studies may show why some couples are more likely to divorce

There isn't just one thing that couples in Columbia can do to prevent problems in their marriage. Most people must take each challenge and work through it one day at a time. Sadly, some of those challenges are too difficult to overcome. When that is the case, couples usually pursue divorce.

In any divorce situation there are a variety of factors that must be considered. However, individuals with large or complex assets may face additional challenges.

While no one knows the ultimate secret to a happy marriage, studies released in 2012 may reveal why some couples are more likely to divorce than others.

For instance, divorce rates are higher among couples that split the household chores evenly, according to a Norwegian study that was released in August. However, the reasoning behind this revelation likely has more to do with how people in younger generations view marriage.

In November, a study by the University of Michigan revealed that women who have a close relationship with their in-laws are more likely to divorce. However, men who have a close relationship with their in-laws are less likely to divorce. Researchers say that in the end, women often view a close relationship with their in-laws as intrusive.

Not surprisingly, a study by UCLA showed that people with doubts prior to getting married were more likely to get divorced. That appears to be particularly true for women. The study followed couples during their first four years of marriage. Nineteen percent of women who had doubts ended up divorced. Only eight percent of women who did not have any doubts ended up getting divorced.

Unfortunately, no one can predict the future. When couples get married, they assume they will be together for the rest of their lives. However, sometimes that simply isn't the case. Although a divorce can present unique challenges, it may end up being the best for both parties involved.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Divorce Study: The Most Fascinating Divorce Findings of 2012," Brittany Wong, Dec. 31, 2012