There are benefits of marriage for you and your children that you lose if you choose to divorce. Taking the path of, what you believe, is the least resistant will rob you of those marital benefits.
Whatever the reason(s) a marriage fails, the decision to divorce is typically an emotionally difficult one, and jumping into the divorce process without being fully prepared for what is to come can lead to several critical and potentially costly mistakes which can be avoided with the right preparation.
Infidelity, like all life experiences, can leave you bitter or better, and I choose better.
Divorce can get messy and mean and sometimes that cruelty can lead to parentage being questioned or litigated.
Nothing, especially when it comes to marriage should be taken for granted. You should “check in” periodically, take an inventory of sorts just to be sure you and your husband are on the same page.
According to Meyer and Allen, “commitment to an organization is a psychological state, and it has three distinct components that affect how employees feel about the organization that they work for.
In my experience, the busiest time for filing new divorce cases is right after the holidays. Generally, unhappy spouses will try to salvage one more holiday season before they begin the new year by filing for divorce.
If I had a chance to talk to myself before the divorce, I’d tell her to surround herself with the best support structure she can manage and focus on getting through it. Everything that happens afterward is what you really want to look forward to.
Couples considering separation can look into alternative dispute resolution methods to avoid all the complications that can happen by taking a divorce to court.
In a legal separation, you aren’t actually divorced. This is an important distinction because it means that you’ve decided to live in separate households but are still legally considered married.