The level of defensiveness that this article elicits from some of the commenters is a prime example of why it needs to be said. You can keep balking and complaining and saying that women have faults too (of course they do) or you can actually have relationships that work better. You choose!

Women initiate 70% of divorces, and the reasons they give are the ones cited in this OP — being emotionally disengaged, taking the woman and the relationship for granted, being controlling and refusing to work on the relationship together because it’s too much effort, etc.

Edit: This story and the discussion surrounding it prompted me to write this: Outdated Relationship Styles Don’t Lead To Happiness In Modern Times, a further discussion of why women overwhelmingly are the ones to initiate divorces.

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