There are statistics and myths in popular culture surrounding divorce that can be detrimental to an individual or couple if not examined critically. Among the most common are the following:
1. A divorce is a failure
Relationship experts point out that there are other signs of a successful relationship rather than the length of time one has been married; did you learn something from this relationship? Did you raise kids successfully together? Were you largely happy in your relationship?
2. You can ‘divorce-proof’ your marriage
Journalist Vicki Larson reminds couples that the only behavior you can control is your own. You may do everything “right” and still end up divorced. But, she points out, that that is not necessarily a bad thing because in some cases “letting go” it the healthier option.
3. Divorce harms children
Therapist Susan Pease Gadoua points to research that says it isn’t the divorce that can negatively affect children, but the contentious and stressful environment that may or may not come with that decision.
After careful consideration, if you decide divorce is the right decision for you, our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC in Raleigh can represent you and your best interests. Call our offices today at 919-833-1040.