Many myths about the divorce rate make Massachusetts couples who are having problems feel like it is easier to give up as so many unions seemingly fail. One may want to instead look at the specific reasons that the marriage is failing, as sometimes things can be worked out.
After a divorce, people may face unexpected challenges with finances or health issues. Their standard of living might change dramatically, as they can no longer benefit from two incomes while contentious divorces can be costly and deplete savings. Emotional burdens might also come with financial and other issues, and this could result in higher stress levels. If people cannot support themselves alone, staying in the marriage may be a better option.