It doesn't take a scientist to realize that many factors can contribute to a divorce. Infidelity, financial woes, and a general loss of feeling for each other can all leave couples looking for a way out of their marriage. Interestingly enough, studies have found that certain factors can increase one's likelihood for divorce. Amongst those are the type of job that an individual holds.
One recent study found that those under the age of 30 saw a significantly increased risk of divorce if they worked in certain professions. At the top of the list was enlisted military members who serve as supervisors. Three out of every 10 of those in this profession see divorce before the age of 30. Other professions near the top of the list include mechanics and logisticians. Of the top ten jobs, though, three of them involved the military.
So why do these jobs face such a higher divorce rate? Put simply, they are extremely stressful for a variety of reasons. These workers may face demanding responsibilities, extended time away from home, and/or minimal pay that leaves them and their family in a tight financial position. Some professions, especially those related to active military duty, can result in mental health issues that can strain a marriage.
When an individual finds him or herself in a strained marriage, they need to carefully consider whether divorce is right for them, as it is not the answer to all marital problems. Once the decision is made to pursue marriage dissolution, these individuals need to make sure they are protecting their best interests, whether it be related to property division, child custody, child support, alimony, or all of the above. To do so, it might be wise for these people to seek counsel from an experienced legal professional who will help them fight for a fair and favorable resolution.