Sometimes, you'll find yourself in a situation that you're unhappy with. In most cases, you'll find a solution and move on. For more significant situations, like your marriage, you don't want to make a rash decision. That's why you've waited so long to talk to your spouse about divorce.
When you're unmarried and living together with your partner, you may find yourself if a difficult position if you choose to separate. When you've been together as long as you have, it's not easy to determine who owns what. You may have purchased items together or have been gifted items as a couple.
You and your spouse tried your best, but the conflicts caused by his parents wore you down. Even after you had a child, nothing got better. In fact, you believe things became more frustrating, because his parents always wanted to tell you what you were doing wrong.
Unmarried couples are in an interesting position when it comes to separating. Their children may not have their father's last name, and they may not even be legally recognized as his. That's why it's encouraged to seek out a paternity test if you are not positive that you are the father of children in your relationship or if you are not married.
For many people, the idea of going through a divorce seems impossible, even if they're unhappy with their current situation. Why? Finances.
Families are made up in many ways, from those raising their own biological children to those who are raising their grandchildren as their own children. Whether you're a young parent or old parent, don't have children yet or plan to have kids in the future, adoption may still be on your mind.
Kids often have a hard time when they have to go through a divorce with their parents. Sometimes, they feel like they have to take sides, especially if the parents haven't been good about avoiding conflict, and instead, fighting in front of their children.
You have been with your spouse for over a decade, but you weren't surprised when they approached you for a divorce. Over the last few years, they've become unhappier by the day. You don't believe it came down to anything you did or didn't do, but instead, was because they wanted to move on.
In an interesting move by the current presidential administration, religious adoption and foster-care providers have received protections. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently granted one faith-based agency in South Carolina a religious exemption, which could impact other agencies across the country.
Being married is not easy. There needs to be a lot of give and take, sacrifice and emotional support for each other. When a marriage struggles, you have the option of seeking help from a therapist. When this doesn't work and things continue to go downhill you need to start considering divorce. Be on the lookout for these warning signs of divorce in your marriage.