There are many reasons why couples in Tennessee and elsewhere get divorced. However, not having a child with your partner or failing to live with your spouse before getting married are generally not among them. Let’s take a closer look at these and some other myths about marriage and divorce that you can would be wise to question.
Why living together before marriage doesn’t prevent divorce
Research has discovered that those who cohabitate with their partners may believe that relationships are inherently temporary. Therefore, they may have little or no problem breaking up with their partners or getting divorced from their spouses.
Having children can be stressful
In most cases, the birth of a child will put a significant amount of strain on a relationship. This is especially true for couples who are merely staying together for the sake of their children. It is worth noting that a divorce can have a negative impact on your son or daughter even after he or she becomes an adult.
Therefore, it is generally not a good idea to have a child unless you are committed to your partner or spouse. In some cases, getting a divorce is preferable to subjecting your son or daughter to a toxic household.
However, it is rarely as beneficial as working to resolve the problems that you have with the child’s other parent. In addition to making your own marriage stronger, you can demonstrate to your kids that it’s possible to have healthy and permanent relationships.
You’ll learn from the failure of your first marriage
It’s tempting to think that your second marriage will go smoother because of the lessons learned during your first marriage. However, research suggests that your odds of getting divorced actually increase after getting married again.
A family law attorney might be able to help you obtain a favorable settlement in a divorce case. A favorable settlement might include sole possession of a family home, custody of your children or generous spousal support payments. Divorce settlements may be reached either through mediation or through a formal trial.