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Weird reasons why couples break up

30 September 2015, 15:30 Rodgers Buluma

Ever wondered why men and women in early 30s in the country and across the globe play poker with their marriages?

It has been identified that at least 67% of the marriages across the globe have encountered ravages while the couples attained the age of 33 - 39 years.

According to study, the number of women cheating on their spouses with other married men dropped by a larger percentage in the year 2010. 

On the contrary, the number of women cheating on their spouses with young adults of between 17 years and 26 years tripled in the same year.

Of course there is no conspiracy in a marriage unless a man or woman is having an affair outside his wedlock and that involves man woman relationship.

The research gave most weird reasons in the world to explain the conditions that lead to the situations experienced in marriages.

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Culture was viewed the greatest factor for many ups and downs in marriage after couples reach at least 10 years in a family tie.  Most men start enforcing their cultural believes into a family at that time, making the wife to view things a new and feel unwelcome at the home. This being a forced thing, the partner feels unwanted in the family and the marriage loses its strength and she becomes vulnerable to many traps.

For those who got into a family tie at a younger age, they simply become bored with marriage at the age of 33 years. One, if not all the partners will start playing games outside wedlock to rekindle their love.

A couple feels proud if they are thought to be younger than they actually are. With such a push, a female is especially tempted to give in to a boy aged approximately half her age. At instances, the young boys are seduced by the women themselves with intend of reminding themselves of the good they either missed or heard little about in their early teenage stage.   

Finance has been said to be a serious issue when it comes to marriage. It is important not to forget even brothers split because of the power of money. All in all, programming finances has been a challenge to most couples. It is almost impossible for some people to view marriage as a partnership equaled to that of a business. Partners end up feeling as if they are being used or that their partners are squarely going deeper into their pockets. Where this has been the case, the end result has always been divorce.  

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Childless families have broken up thinking that their partners have bad luck or are cursed. In the African society, childlessness couples are still considered outcasts. Few men are ready to accept childless wife as a normal and most have filed for divorce without solving any problem between them.

Such challenges are normally encountered when the marriage is between three and ten years old. It is said that the larger number of couples who experience most of the problems enlisted are those entered marriage at a tender age.

It is normal to have a marriage stand once more on its two feet if a couple followed simple steps to rebuild it.

Well, according to researcher Dr Dan Kindlon, the cost of not learning self control might be very heavy. It is good for everyone to practice self control in everything we encounter in our day-to-day chores, especially when angered or wronged.

Be patient while an argument arises. It is always wise to listen and talk less when either wronged or when you wrong your partner. A married person's brain should be like that of a kid- easy to forget and forgive. According to the bible (Proverbs 22:15), foolishness is bound in the heart of a child. If we all looked at our lives like that, we wouldn’t be angery when corrected.

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It is better to seek medical solutions to childlessness instead of employing traditional mechanisms and assuming things. A marriage is a holy covenant and breaking it needs stable and justifiable grounds, and childlessness is not among them.

Abraham, the father of faith stayed for many years without a child but the end result is known all round the human race.

With money, no one has ever had enough since times immemorial. Rich people come and go and we are yet to have the guy who has said he has enough. It’s right to be honest about your financial status to avoid contradiction during your family budgeting.

All in all, love your family and be proud of it. A husband having a portrait of the wife hanging on his working table will always remind him that he is married and many temptations will be avoided. A wife throwing in an incentive once in a while keeps a marriage alive and almost just the same way it was at the beginning and that is the trick.

Always keep your relationship in a bloom. After all, we are here to try aren’t we?

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