Divorce is not pleasant. It does, after all, lead to the end of something that once was special. Still, Texans considering divorce should know that sometimes it is the best solution for some relationships. Here are a few thoughts as to why:
•1. Sometimes couples achieve more apart than they did together. The end of a marriage often motivates people to pursue dreams they had but didn't while in the routine of marriage.
•2. Divorce frequently is healthiest for both people. Tension can make blood pressure rise and also create anxiety, depression, memory loss or a lack of sleep. If a struggling marriage is leading to poor health, ending it might be best.
•3. If parents stay committed to their children after a divorce, the parent-child relationship can improve. Parents can create bonds that might not have been possible with the distractions that existed in the family home.
•4. Divorce allows both people to rethink the way they want to lead their lives. Such reflection might not have occurred without the divorce.
•5. Divorce is just one more instance that life is full of beginnings and endings. We grow up learning that things don't last forever. While some might choose to weather the tough times quietly, divorcing is just as logical of a choice and a part of life.
Deciding to divorce is hard and requires much consideration from both sides. Still, it might lead to greater happiness for a person, and benefits do exist. Professionals are available to counsel individuals about both personal and legal issues that arise from a divorce.
Source: Forbes, "The Seven Virtues of Divorce," David DiSalvo, Aug. 23, 2012