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Busting divorce myths

On Behalf of | Nov 10, 2020 | Divorce

Divorce is obviously a stressful and trying time for anyone to endure. Even when divorces in Maryland aren’t contested and don’t include a nasty legal battle, they can still induce a great deal of anxiety. Divorce is hard enough to deal endure without having to deal with some of these myths that need to be debunked.

Cohabitating before marriage improves the odds

Many people believe that if they live with their partner before marriage, it will improve the odds of their marriage succeeding. However, marriage experts indicate that the opposite is actually true. It is believed that cohabitating before marriage creates an attitude that relationships are temporary and can lead to both partners being more eager to consider divorce as an option.

Second marriages work better

It is easy to believe that by learning from the mistakes of a first marriage, the parties can increase the odds of the second marriage surviving. However, studies indicate that second marriages fail at an even higher rate than first marriages do.

Having a child helps

Professionals typically indicate that the most stressful time in a marriage is the months following the birth of the couple’s first child. While some couples do “stay together for the children,” adding a child to the mix can increase the stress of an already fragile marriage.

The roller coaster ride

Believing that having high points and low points is a sign of impending divorce is simply a misguided assumption. No matter how stable or successful, all marriages have ups and downs as two people make the effort to build one life together.

Anyone who finds themselves facing a divorce may want to work with an attorney for the legal representation they need. This attorney may help ensure that their client does not become responsible for all of the marriage debt and that they receive their fair share of the assets.

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