women who possess A-allele, a variation of the gene responsible for processing oxytocin -- the so-called “cuddle hormone” -- were 50% more likely to report “marital crisis or threat of divorce.”
Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2013
Online divorce service iDivorceForms.com recently collected data concerning several facets of divorce and discovered women were 28% more likely to file than men. While men and women showed a number of similarities in other areas -- age at the time of filing and employment status to name two -- the difference in likelihood of filing was considerable.
According to the divorce cases in the study, approximately 64% were initiated by women, while 36% were enacted by men. What’s causing the discontent?
Unfortunately, the answers aren’t simple, and there are a variety of different theories in circulation that could explain.
One recent article in Huffington Post highlighted changing gender roles, and how they affect female fidelity and security. According to celebrity divorce attorney Vikki Ziegler, wives are now more financially secure and are no longer at the mercy of a husband’s paycheck.
Coincidentally, this could also be the reason for a 40 percent increase in female infidelity over the last 20 years, reported in July by National Opinion Research Center’s General Social Survey.
Additionally, notes psychotherapist Robi Ludwig, “women feel overburdened.”
“They’re working, in some cases earning a lot more money than their husbands, then they’re at home working and taking care of the kids,” Ludwig said.
Fortunately, understanding the current data can also give husbands and wives insight on how to take preventive measures against divorce. While the experts at iDivorceForms.com try to reduce the burden of broken marriages through the popular online divorce service, they’ll also be the first to agree that reconciliation, if possible, is a good thing.
To keep yourself from becoming one of the statistics, IDF recommends that you do the following:
1. Re-examine gender roles.
In the Mad Men days, women stayed home and took care of the children, while relying solely on the husband’s paycheck. That’s now a thing of the past, and it’s important for couples to communicate about the roles they’re expected to “take on” in the marriage since so much has changed.
2. Share more of the responsibilities with children.
While there is a link between couples who share household chores and a higher rate of divorce, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t explore other ways you can share responsibility. As Ludwig notes, “women feel overburdened.” One way men can help ease some of those burdens is to take a more active and nurturing role in childcare. Pick the kids up from school. Fix their lunches. Get them up and ready in the morning, or at least help.
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