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How to make a decision on a divorce

All marriages have their ups and downs, and no relationship is perfect. Therefore, it can be very confusing when going through a tough time with your spouse as to whether it is a storm you must ride through together, or whether it is a problem that constitutes grounds for a divorce. The reality is that there is no right answer to an issue such as this. There is no rule book, but there are some things to consider so that you can get a good perspective in regard to where your marriage stands.

Just because you don't hate your spouse does not mean you should not get a divorce

Many people have a picture in their minds of what a divorcing couple should look like -- that they should be two individuals who actively despise each other and cannot be in the same room together. This is simply not the case. Many divorcing couples come to a mutual decision that they are simply not living life happily together anymore, and want the best for each other.

Your life is going to change beyond recognition, but that shouldn't be a bad thing

It is very common for those contemplating divorce to hesitate because they are scared of change. Of course, it is sensible to consider how your children's lives will be affected. However, if you are not happy with the way things are, changing your life is most likely going to be a positive thing.

Deciding on divorce is not a decision to be taken lightly. But if it is something that you are already considering, you should make sure that you are fully prepared for any scenario.

Source: Huffington Post, "Deciding To Divorce? 5 Harsh Realities You Need To Accept First," accessed Nov. 29, 2017

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