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How Getting a Divorce is Better than Staying in a Toxic Marriage

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How Getting a Divorce is Better than Staying in a Toxic Marriage

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Marriage is not easy; it takes time, constant communication, and effort. But when the inevitable happens, you have to make the difficult choice of filing for divorce.

The stigma of ending something you think you can save might be heartbreaking, but ending a marriage does not have to mean the end of you. If you are stuck in a difficult marriage, The Law Offices of Ian S. Mednick P.C. might be your lifesaver.

Debunking Divorce Myths

While the misconception that almost half of the marriages end in divorce is not true, there is no denying the fact that divorce rates in the U.S. have steadied. According to a 2010 study published by Paul Amato, 43-46% of marriages are still predicted to end in divorce.

This statistic is reinforced by demographer Steven Rubbles, who said divorce rates have been rising since the 1990’s. Furthermore, divorce among couples aged 55-64 is especially striking, having quadrupled over the past three decades.

According to marriage.com, the most common reasons behind filing for divorce are infidelity, financial troubles, lack of communication, and constant arguing. If these problems exist for spouses, or if the relationship is simply just toxic, then divorce might be your best option.

Divorce Could Lead to a Better You

Ending a bad relationship allows you to start anew. Divorce will allow you to concentrate on the one thing that matters most: yourself.

People in bad marriages have the habit of letting themselves go. Becoming too engrossed in trying to save the sinking ship that is your failed marriage can be unhealthy — both physically and mentally. And while divorce can be taxing, it can also afford you space from such a toxic environment.

With this newfound time, you could concentrate on bettering yourself. Have you ever wanted to start a new side project or take up a new hobby? The perfect opportunity is right now. Don’t let a bad marriage hinder your personal growth.

Divorce likewise allows you to meet new people. Perhaps, the current partner wasn’t right for you? Your soul mate may be a few dates away, and continuing in a stressful relationship will prevent you from being with the right person.

Single Parents are Happier Parents

If you had children during the marriage, the divorce could also benefit them. According to researchers from the University of Rochester, constant exposure to destructive behavior and constant arguing can affect your child’s self-esteem and emotional intelligence. It may cause them to fail in school or, worse, lash out at others.

Divorce allows you to be a happier parent. Leaving the toxic environment of your marriage enables you to develop more confidence as a parent.

A Fresh Start

Divorce can offer new opportunities and a fresh start. Divorce affects not just you, but also your family. And while the effects can be felt, they do not have to be negative. They can afford you a new life — one that you rightfully deserve.

If you feel that divorce is your only option during such a difficult time, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

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