Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How Do You Know If It Is Time for a Divorce?

Sad to say, but many people stay in a marriage far longer than they should. Yes, marriage is supposed to be for life, but in truth, not every marriage is a good one and life is short, so if your marriage is going nowhere and you’ve tried everything to make it work, it may be time to consider divorce.

What Holds People Back From Divorcing?
In most cases, the reasons people stay together when they know that the marriage is over, is simply because they’re afraid of being alone. They may have been together for a long time and can’t imagine what life would be like without the other person. Sometimes it’s just plain old fear and insecurity. We’ve been taught that once we marry, we’re supposed to stay in the marriage, regardless of how miserable we might be in the situation. Other times people stay in a marriage for the sake of the children, but here again, if the marriage is over, the children are going to grow up in a home where the parents don’t really love each other. Is that what we want to teach our children?

What To Consider When Thinking About Divorce
If you are thinking about divorce and are simply not sure what to do, there are some things to consider that might act as a gauge in determining whether it’s time to move on. As you start to observe your situation, pay attention to some of the signs that indicate it’s time to go. For example, if you have tried everything many times over to fix your marriage, yet nothing changes, it may be time for a divorce. If your relationship is no longer meeting your needs and the majority of time you feel discouraged and frustrated about your relationship it’s probably time to leave. If you don’t enjoy each other’s company and you prefer to do things without your partner, you should consider ending the marriage. If you feel that none of your true needs are being met and you find yourself constantly trying to explain yourself to your partner, but you don’t ever seem to be heard, it’s probably wise to consider divorce.

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For more information, contact the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle at (415) 456-4444, or online at http://www.familylawmarin.com/--

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