Did you know that most divorces are sought by women?
As much as we hear about the difficulties of the single mom, that’s really rather amazing. So many moms are struggling to raise their kids and work full time, and so many times they can hardly keep up. Why do many women voluntarily join these ranks?
Around 70% of divorces are filed by the wife. And among couples who own houses and have dependent children, the numbers are even higher, which I find even more amazing. The report I read said that in spite of a deep attachment to their children and the evidence that many divorces harm children, women are still seeking separation more often than men.
Why is this?
One speculation I have read is that the wives are more likely to receive custody of children, so they are not as afraid to dissolve the marriage. A man is more likely to lose his children as well as his wife, in other words, while a woman doesn’t have so much at risk.
Interesting and sad. Would there be other reasons for this, I wonder?