There are a lot of different things that go into a couple’s decision to get divorced. It’s usually not just one thing that makes someone want to start the process — it’s typically a combination of the little things that slowly build up and impact the relationship over time.
“You’ll know when a marriage is reaching its breaking point,” divorce attorney, Steven J. Mandel, tells Bustle. “Most of the time there will be a trigger that will push one party to rush to the lawyers to file for divorce, whether it’s an affair, imprudent spending, or a moment where the spouse may feel slighted or disrespected.” There’s always a “last straw.”
Read Steven J. Mandel’s full weigh in on these 7 common moments here