Pop-Quiz: Ten most common reasons for divorce
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Since the average cost of getting divorced starts at $15K (but often costs a lot more), it's smart to know the reasons why most marriages end...before you end up in your own little personal "War of the Roses."

Pop-Quiz: Ten most common reasons for divorce
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There should be a NTSB for marriages. Because whether you're single or married, it's smart to know the reasons why most marriages end in wreckage.

Before we get to our quiz, here’s something you should know about the cost of divorce, according to Business Insider:

War of the Roses is the cautionary tale of how you and the woman you chose out of billions of alternatives lifted off into the glorious sunrise of marriage — until smoke filled the cockpit and you land in flames, surrounded by wreckage and a shower of bills. There should be a NTSB for marriages. Because whether you’re single or married, it’s smart to know the reasons why most why marriages fail…before you have to call a friend and shout, “Mayday!”

OK, now take your best shot at arranging these items from the most-common to the least-common causes of divorce, according to Business Insider. Just for fun, you might try taking this quiz with your girlfriend or wife. If that’s not fun, wait until you meet her lawyer. That’s when the real fun starts.

  • Domestic violence
  • Money trouble
  • Getting married too young
  • Health problems
  • Cheating
  • Lack of commitment
  • Lack of support from family
  • Little or no premarital education and religious differences
  • Substance abuse
  • Too much fighting

Answers: 

  1. Lack of commitment
  2. Cheating
  3. Too much fighting
  4. Getting married too young
  5. Money trouble
  6. Substance abuse
  7. Domestic violence
  8. Health problems
  9. Lack of support from family
  10. Little or no premarital education and religious differences

Notice what’s not on this list? Right: “I’m just too attractive to women who love a man who can’t keep his promises.” Because it’s never your fault. Blame it on your kindness.

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