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15 Surprising Traits That Make Couples More Likely to Divorce

Woman's Day Logo By Karla Walsh of Woman's Day | Slide 1 of 16: The predictors of divorce are not necessarily what you might think, according to  Heather Z. Lyons, PhD, a licensed psychologist and owner of Baltimore Therapy Group in Baltimore, Maryland. "When a couples counselor sees a couple in high distress, that doesn't necessarily mean that they're more likely headed for divorce than the couple who seems less worried, vocal, or argumentative," she says. So, if shouting isn't the final straw, what is? Infidelity, domestic violence, and substance abuse are the three most common reasons, according to a study published in the journal Couple and Family Psychology. Here are more signs a split may be on the way - plus some guidance about how to get back on track.

The predictors of divorce are not necessarily what you might think, according to Heather Z. Lyons, PhD, a licensed psychologist and owner of Baltimore Therapy Group in Baltimore, Maryland. "When a couples counselor sees a couple in high distress, that doesn't necessarily mean that they're more likely headed for divorce than the couple who seems less worried, vocal, or argumentative," she says. So, if shouting isn't the final straw, what is? Infidelity, domestic violence, and substance abuse are the three most common reasons, according to a study published in the journal Couple and Family Psychology. Here are more signs a split may be on the way - plus some guidance about how to get back on track.

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