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Should you stay in your marriage?

Divorce is a big decision for any couple to undertake. There are emotional, spiritual and financial issues to take into consideration. But despite all of the potential cost, sometimes divorce is the better option for you and your family.

A bad marriage can be a bad example for your children. While this is an emotional and spiritual rollercoaster for you, it can be very damaging to the well-being of your children. It is often better to focus on being a model single parent, than work on a bad marriage and present an unhealthy relationship.

If you often feel overwhelmed and lost, even the simplest tasks can feel like you are trying to climb Mount Everest. Many people can become accustomed to these moments but don't let yourself become complacent. For your personal well-being and the sake of your family, it is important that your mental and emotional health remains strong. Divorce can allow you to take a step back and evaluate.

Not all bad marriages result in fighting, many just peter out and end. But for those marriages that are combative, the hostile environment can be very damaging on your children. If you are enduring constant verbal and emotional fights with your spouse, then no matter the resolution, it may be time to consider a divorce.

For those marriages that are "bad" but not violent or emotionally fraught, you may still want to consider divorce. Classic examples are spouses that are completely unengaged from your emotional and spiritual health. For a marriage to work, both parties must remain committed.

If you are going through a divorce, then you may want to speak to an attorney. Divorce isn't the solution for every marital problem nor should it be. But it may be the only option if the above-mentioned situations apply to you. You may especially want to speak to an attorney if you are engaged in a high asset divorce. There are numerous pitfalls and risks in a divorce, especially one involving significant assets. An attorney can review your situation to ensure that you are treated fairly.

Source: Huffington Post "11 Reasons Divorce Is Better Than Staying In A Bad Marriage," Brittany Wong, July 11, 2016

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