It is common knowledge that many married couples choose, at some point, to dissolve their unions. In states across the nation, including Alabama, approximately 40-50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Most couples involved in such circumstances tend to hope for a peaceful settlement and amicable parting of ways.
It is also common knowledge, however, that this is not always the case. Divorce is often wrought with stress, and complex issues can lead to very unpleasant situations. Suggestions were recently offered in an article to help couples avoid some of the negativity that can arise when dealing with issues of property division, child custody and other things, such as finances.
One practical tip is to remember that one can never change another person’s actions, only one’s own reactions to them. It is never healthy to lament over the successes, material riches or new circumstances in a former spouse’s life. A person can choose to be happy and not to dwell on things that a former spouse now has or does.
Resolving to help with the children, offer forgiveness where needed and accept accountability for one’s own part in the break-up of a marriage are additional suggestions that were noted as part of a plan to develop a healthier outlook post divorce. Alabama couples might take comfort in knowing that there are legal professionals in the area who have experience in guiding people through divorce proceedings. Placing oneself under the guidance of an experienced attorney might help prevent stress further down the line.
Source: The Huffington Post, “6 Ways Your Divorce Is Harder Than It Needs to Be“, Krista Barth, June 29, 2015