Divorce vs. Separation vs. Annulment

If you are not happy with your marriage, you can always opt for divorce. While some states have residency requirements, you can typically end your marriage at any time after you say “I do.” Are there any alternatives to divorce? There are a couple other options, such as annulment and separation. However, these options may not apply to you if …

What Happens in a Divorce Trial?

You made the decision to file for divorce, and although you were prepared for a stressful situation, you did not think it would be this complicated. You and your spouse just cannot seem to agree on anything. All you do is fight. It seems like you are spending so much time and wasting so much money to end your marriage. …

Getting Emotional Support After Divorce

A divorce is an emotional event that many people face in their lives. After all, nearly half of all marriages end in divorce. Many people think they can tough it out on their own and move on from a traumatic experience, but they cannot. They break down and cry. They give up on life. They feel stuck, like they cannot …

Decade-by-Decade Guide to Surviving Divorce

So many studies have been done analyzing a couple’s risk of divorce based on how old they were when they got married. For example, studies show that once a person reaches 32 years old, their risk of divore increases for every year afterward that they wait to get married. Ideally, a person should be married by their late 20s, if …

Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Avoid Divorce

When you think of babyproofing, you probably imagine making your home safe for your children, such as installing gates, keeping chemicals out of reach and covering up electrical outlets. Well, little do you know that you have to babyproof your marriage, as well. The arrival of a new child can be exciting, but also daunting for first-time parents. Babies do …

Benefits of Divorcing in the New Year

What is your New Year’s resolution? To lose weight? Exercise more? Earn more money? Be a nicer person? What about get a divorce? That does not seem like a fun way to start a new year, but January is known as Divorce Month. This is likely because of the holidays. Many couples consider divorce later on in the year, but …

Benefits of Staying Single After Divorce

After a divorce, many people feel lost. They have been married for so long that they had forgotten what it was like to be single. They cannot stand the thought of being alone, so they quickly get into a rebound relationship. They end up married again a short time later, only to divorce again because they never learned from their …

How Do You Know Your Marriage is Over?

You have read so many articles and have asked for advice from friends and family members, but you still cannot get a straight answer for your burning question: Is my marriage over? You do not feel happily married. You and your spouse argue about the same things over and over. You hardly speak to each other. You constantly fantasize about …

Starting New Traditions After Divorce

After a divorce, the holidays may seem a lot different. You no longer have to visit the in-laws, which can be a good thing, but at the same time, you may not have the kids around. You also do not have someone to help set up the Christmas tree, decorate the house, and cook. This can really put a damper …

Divorces on the Rise This Holiday Season

The holidays are supposed to be a time for family togetherness, but this year has been different thanks to one thing — COVID-19. The deadly virus has gotten millions of people sick. In the United States alone, more than 13 million people have been infected, while more than 263,000 people have died. COVID-19 has changed the holidays in 2020 in …