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Myths about divorce issues can be damaging to process

Sunday, June 24, 2018

It is a truism that divorce is a difficult transition. No Texas resident will deny that divorce issues are challenging to overcome, particularly as they pertain to division of property and child custody. However, for those facing the potential of divorce, it is extremely important that they do not succumb to the incorrect information spread about divorce, lest their journey be more difficult than it needs to be. 

It is often said that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. This is perhaps the first and most common misconception about divorce to which most people are privy. In actuality, divorce has been on a down slide since the mid-1980s, though this should not impact the decision of a couple to separate. Quite often, divorce is a better solution for a struggling couple than staying together. 

Speaking of staying together, another common misconception about divorce is that it negatively influences children. In opposition, many experts believe that "staying together for the kids" is actually more detrimental in the long term. Additionally, while many factors may play a role in the end of a marriage, it is not always easy to nail down one particular factor -- even if that factor might be infidelity. 

Ultimately, divorce issues are unique to the couple facing them. In the case of a divorce situation, Texas residents may benefit from seeking out support in determining how to best deal with the issues that present themselves. Coupled with a comprehensive understanding of the divorce process, this can help both members of a fractured couple to come to a post-marriage understanding and move forward in their single lives in a positive, meaningful way.

Source: shape.com, "Relationship Advice: 9 Divorce Myths You Need to Ignore", Amanda Chatel, March 5, 2015

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