As you can see, the cause of divorce is multifaceted. Though one issue might put enough pressure on a marriage for the couple to go for a divorce, commonly a combination of problems arise that lend to the couple pondering the end of their relationship. Through infidelity, money issues, a lack of communication, constant arguing, weight gain, unrealistic expectations, a lack of intimacy, a lack of equality, a lack of preparedness, and abuse, marriages are broken. It is important for couples, therefore, to get counseling when any of these issues arise.
 For an excellent and incisive account of the factors which worked together to turn the divorce bill into a piece of legislation with significant ramifications for The Woman Question, see Mary Poovey, “Covered but Not Bound: Caroline Norton and the 1857 Matrimonial Causes Act” in Uneven Developments . See also Lawrence Stone, Road to Divorce ; Lee Holcombe, Wives and Property ; Mary Lyndon Shanley, Feminism, Marriage and the Law in Victorian England ; and Dorothy Stetson, A Woman’s Issue: The Politics of Family Law Reform in England .