DIVORCE
03/25/2014 03:14 pm ET | Updated Mar 25, 2014

New Survey Sheds Light On How And Why Couples Call It Quits (INFOGRAPHIC)

The breakdown of a marriage doesn't happen overnight; usually it's a slow build littered with emotional land mines that eventually explode into divorce.

But making the decision to actually pull the plug is never an easy one.

In fact, the average person spends 24 months and 12 days thinking about a divorce before going ahead with it, according to a new survey from Slater & Gordon -- a family law firm in Britain who surveyed 1,000 divorcees.

The rest of their findings, including the top ten reasons couples decided to call it quits, can be seen in the infographic below.

divorce infographic

A collection of Slater & Gordon's ongoing research can be found in their new book, Family Law Made Simple.

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