DadsDivorce Live: Why Are Happy Couples Divorcing?

The stereotypical divorcing couple is one that is constantly bickering and fighting. After years of growing apart, it becomes obvious their marriage is broken and the only option for them is to break up. 

However, Brigham Young University Professor Spencer James has analyzed couples in both the United States and United Kingdom and discovered that is not necessarily the norm when couples split. In fact, many couples elect to leave relationships that were relatively happy and contained very little conflict.

So the obvious question is why are so many happy couples divorcing?

James joins DadsDivorce Live to discuss his research and speculates as to why so many people leave marriages that on the surface seem perfectly fine.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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