Athletes And Divorce: What Are The Ten Causes Of These High Net Worth Divorces?


(MENAFNEditorial) Athletes And Divorce: What Are The Ten Causes Of These High Net Worth Divorces? The divorce rate for the general US population is about 50 percent. Professional athlete
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average about 70 percent. Why does this happen? Here are ten reasons.

RIVER EDGE, , NJ, UNITED STATES, October 27, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ --
There are a number of studies that indicate that professional athlete
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divorce at a significantly higher rate than does the general population. These studies were mention in Sports Illustrated and in The New York Times.

While the divorce rate among Americans is approximately fifty percent, pro athlete
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divorce at a rate that is approximately seventy percent.

Most of these studies have focused on marriages involving a male athlete
married to a female. Perhaps this is because there
are simply more male athlete
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than there are female athlete
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in the United States.

''There is probably a need for research on the marriages of professional female athlete
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as this might add to the understanding of these relationships,'' says Dr. Jay Granat.

According, to Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist, Author and Founder Of www.HighNetWorthDivorces.com''There are eleven reasons that might explain the high rate of divorce among professional athlete
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1. Elite athlete
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spend a great deal of time and energy developing their physical skills. Consequently, some of them fail to develop the kind of interpersonal and relationship skills which are required in order to have a successful marriage.

2. Athletes are under pressure to perform well in every game. This pressure to perform can create a lot of stress for some competitors and they can experience anxiety and depression regarding the way they play. Prolonged anxiety and depression can produce conflicts in relationship.

3. Some athlete
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love media
attention. Others find this kind of scrutiny to be quite burdensome. Being in the public eye frequently and losing one's anonymity can be stressful for some professional athlete
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.

4. The travel that is part of professional sports can be grueling for the athlete
and for the athlete
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5. When an athlete
gets traded, his family may be uprooted. This can be a source of significant conflict and significant marital stress.

6. Some players acquire huge sums of money at a very young age. Managing success and fame can be difficult for a young person.

It is interesting to note that a high percentage of well paid athlete
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get into financial difficulty due to poor money management and bad financial planning. A couple that was once wealthy and becomes impoverished can have a very tough time adjusting to and managing a different lifestyle.

This change is status can disrupt a marriage.

7. An injury can impact the athlete
's earning potential and his life very rapidly. When injured, some athlete
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experience significant depression and anxiety. These kinds of mental illnesses, if untreated, can cause a couple to end their relationship.

8. Being faithful and monogamous can be challenging when a man is on the road and is approached by groupies who want to connect with the '' athlete
-celebrity.

9. Young women seeking fame and fortune might prey upon athlete
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and marry them for the wrong reason.

10. Athletes can get accustomed to being the center of attention in high school, on campus and in the city in which they play.
It can be hard for some athlete
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to get this kind of constant adoration from their spouses.

''Over the years, many spouses of professional golfers, football
players, baseball players and basketball
players have reached out to me because they were worried about their husband's declining performance and potential loss of their high incomes and the lifestyle that went along with it,'' according to Dr. Granat.

Attorneys, forensic accountants, media
tors and other professionals who handle high net worth cases can now be listed on www.HighNetWorthDivorces.com.

Professional can comment on this article, obtain exclusive listings for their practice in their county and can feature their articles, videos and books
on the site.

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