Religious Differences That Can Lead To Divorce
Marriages of different religions do not necessarily have to be difficult even if the participants are somewhat observant of their traditions. If one person is Jewish and the other Catholic, there's no reason that both religions cannot be adhered to and a happy home maintained. If, however, the marriage becomes strained due to a suddenly increased adherence to the tenets of one or the other's religion, it can lead to problems within the marriage that can lead to divorce. This can even occur in a marriage that has two people of the same religion if one suddenly becomes heavily invested in the religion and follows its rules more closely and the other chooses not to.
For example, a devout member of the Jewish faith is going to eat a different kind of food than a more progressive one. A Jewish person who decides to attend synagogue on Friday nights and Saturday mornings and is no longer able to operate any machinery from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday could possibly cause tension in the marriage if the other spouse is less observant, for example, one of the children has to be taken to little league and the more observant spouse refuses to bring the child.
The type of school that the children attend can also become an issue with the increasing adherence to a certain religion. If the father wants the children to attend public school and the mother wants them to attend Catholic school, this can cause tension between the two not just based on theoretical religion, but also due to finances because Catholic schools are generally private and must be paid for to attend. It is in circumstances such as these that the marriage will have a hard time holding together and, if the conflict continues, divorce may be the only option for long-term happiness.
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No matter the reason for a marriage ending, it can be a difficult and emotional time. If it is due to what was once a happy home suddenly becoming tension-filled and impossible to maintain because of religious differences, divorce may be the only choice.