Recent demographic data show that the number of marriages per 1 000 persons decreased within the EU-28 in recent decades, while the number of divorces increased.
An increase in the proportion of children who are born to unmarried couples was also apparent.
In the end, it all really depends upon the kind of relationship you have -- some relationships are worth working on, some aren't.
There are many different and complex causes and reasons for divorce, each of them specific to that particular couple's marital relationship, their individual experiences, and personal problems.
As they say, all happy families are alike, but every unhappy family has its own unique reason for being unhappy.
The same stands true for a couple who decides to end a marriage and opt for a divorce. In this article, we provide a general overview of the most common reasons for why people get divorced. They exist in different parts of the world, and are influenced by the culture that one belongs to, among other things.
Some 2.1 million marriages and 943 thousand divorces took place in the EU-28 in 2013, according to the most recent data available for all EU Member States.