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Texas divorce more prominent even for long-standing marriages

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ideally, marriage is a union meant to last forever, but of course that is not always the case in reality. Texas divorce, like divorce across the United States, is how half of all marriages end, but it has long been assumed that marriages lasting ten or more years have gotten over the "hump" and will last a lifetime. Now, experts say, even that time-honored belief is being called into question.

Not ever marriage is designed to last, and much of that has to do with how individual spouses grow and change as the marriage progresses. In many cases, spouses who become parents live into those roles for long periods of time, until their children grow up and start their own lives. At that point, some experts say, people feel lost and disconnected, and may find they no longer recognize their spouse as a romantic partner.

Additionally, as people become more aware of their own mortality, either through the infamous "mid-life crisis" or through illnesses or the loss of close family members, some may redefine their idea of happiness. Indeed, such epiphanies have led some people to file for divorce simply because they do not see a lifetime of adventure with their current spouse as being in the cards. Regardless of the reasoning, it is undeniable that no matter how long two people have been together, divorce is always a potential option.

Texas divorce is a difficult process from an emotional standpoint, particularly if the couple has been together for a significant portion of their lives. It may benefit such couples to seek out support in dealing with the particulars of their separation. This can help the divorce reach an equitable and relatively swift conclusion, allowing both parties to move on with their lives in a happier, more fulfilling way.

Source: Huffington Post, Marriage Problems That Lead To Divorce After Decades, Laura Seldon, Sept. 9, 2013

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