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Grounds for Divorce
In the UK there is only one ground for the divorce - that the marriage has irretrievably broken down, can't be fixed, ever. Within a divorce petition you have to give a fact that proves that the marriage has broken down so irretrievably and you have five facts to choose from. You may find that more than one applies but your petition needs to be based on just one. They are: 1. That your spouse has behaved in such a way that you can't be reasonably expected to continue living with them.  This covers a pretty broad set of circumstances because it is specificially about what YOU have found unbearable - not what your next door neighbour, mother, spouse thinks - YOU.  This can be almost anything but there is a sliding scale of unreasonableness. There are some things that we all would consider unreasonable - domestic abuse, having relationships with other men/women - and there other things that may only be unreasonable for you.  If your spouse has been coming in from work and putting their feet on the coffee table without first taking off their shoes, AND YOU GET UPSET BY THAT, then doing it repeatedly is unreasonable.  But you're going to need more examples at the...