Divorce is especially hard because it feels like your whole life is turning upside down. Will life ever get back to normal? Will the fear, pain and uncertainty ever go away?
It would be a lie to tell the children or yourself that things are going to be easy.
So what do you do?
Divorce, is it Really the Answer?
Logically you would think that if you are not happily married and you seek to divorce than you will be happy. Reality says different.
Recently, a report by the Institute for American Values, a private, nonpartisan family think tank, challenged the divorce presupposition.
"In popular discussion and in scholarly literature, the assumption has always been that if a marriage is unhappy, if you get a divorce, it is likely you will be happier than if you stayed married," said David Blankenhorn of the Institute. "This is the first time this has been tested empirically, and [the tests show that] there is no evidence to support this assumption."
So why not give re-consider for you and the kids:
Children and the Effects of Divorce
Kids receive the brunt of family pain. Family break down costs our kids too much emotionally, mentally and physically.
46% of kids whose parents divorced stated that their involvement with their biological father was not too involved or not involved at all.
Research shows that Marriage Education courses, seminars, counseling and coaching improves kids' well being, reduces divorce and makes relationships healthier.
All the above mentioned avenues work to reduce strife, improve communication, increase parenting skills increase stability and enhance marital happiness.
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