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Differences in financial views could contribute to divorce

When many Virginia residents get married, they often feel optimistic about the future. They may envision the happiness that they and their spouse will have together and the many adventures they will take. Of course, many marriages end in divorce, and this often happens because those hopeful ideas do not manifest into reality.

Should parents divorce or stay together for the kids?

Many people in Virginia and elsewhere live in unhappy relationships. They may do so for a variety of reasons, and one of those reasons may be because they think that staying together will be better for the children than putting them through a divorce. However, parents who stay together but continue to fight may not provide an example of healthy relationships.

Prenups can offer divorce protection but still need to be fair

Being handed a prenuptial agreement could come as a shock to some Virginia residents. They may worry that their future spouse thinks that they will divorce or that something else is wrong with their relationship. While a prenup does not necessarily point to a relationship issue, individuals should still carefully look over such a document before signing.

Divorce can be complicated. Self-care is important.

Most Virginia residents do not get married with the intention of later ending that marriage. Of course, life often throws unpredictable circumstances at the majority of people, so even if individuals believe they have found the love of their life, it is possible for the marriage to end in divorce. Unfortunately, such an occurrence can be difficult to handle.

Deciding to divorce is a life-changing step

Indecision can take a toll on a person in many ways. When the choice that needs to be made pertains to something that could be life changing, it is understandable that individuals may have a difficult time making the decision. For example, some Virginia residents may be contemplating divorce but wonder whether it is right for them.

Is my health in danger if I get divorced?

If you and your spouse in Virginia have come to the decision that you are better off separate than together, you will have many things to focus on as you untangle your joint lives. While focused on the logistics of how to divide your assets and your debts, how you might share time with any children you have together and other things, it can be all too easy to not take care of yourself and your own health. 

Is gaslighting emotional abuse?

Gaslighting is a manipulative behavior that is akin to emotional abuse when it takes place within a marriage. It involves lying and other behaviors that call into question a spouse's sense of reality, which can be very disorienting. Identifying emotional abuse is difficult for many people, especially when they're in the midst of a troubled relationship. Psychology Today explains the effects of gaslighting and how you can identify it in your marriage. 

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