Marriages fail for many reasons and often from a combination of reasons. If you fail to do so, your relationship might be doomed from the start. This is an excerpt from the book, Just Married: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage, by Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak. In a 2001 survey of more than 2,000 married and divorced people in Oklahoma, researchers found that "little or no helpful premarital preparation" was a top reason cited by divorcees for why their marriages didn't last. In it they answer the popular question: Why do marriages fail? The numbers are still the same – one out of every two marriages fail. Common Reasons Why Marriages Fail. With divorce becoming easy to opt for, it’s very obvious that couples who face little problems just leave everything, and head for the courts. That means half of the nuptials end up seeing a divorce attorney. Any of the issues listed here should give cause for concern and care. But knowing why people divorce doesn’t just help a lawyer help their clients. The way Dodge looks at it, it’s also a divorce attorney’s job to figure out what caused their clients’ marriages to fail, so they can help them along the path to divorce. Why in the beginning of our married life, we love each other madly and have awesome sex life too, what goes so wrong that a lovely and beautiful marital relationship arrives at the extreme point of no return, failure and end in divorce. Why marriages fail when we all know that we get married to have a healthy relationship?