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Is It Really Better To Stay Together For The Kids?


As an adult, going through a divorce is hard enough. If you and your spouse have children together, though, it is even more difficult. As hard as it is on you to imagine spending less time with your child, it is said that divorce is hardest on the children. Knowing this, you and your spouse may decide to remain married so you can protect your children from a stressful divorce. If you are thinking about delaying or avoiding divorce for your kids, below are a few factors to consider.

Your Happiness Matters 

While divorce is one of the hardest things you will ever experience, it is even more difficult to remain in an unhappy, or even unhealthy, marriage. Your happiness matters and if you are unhappily married, a divorce can help you get a fresh start on your own. Most parents always put their child’s needs above their own but prioritizing your own happiness also has many benefits for your children.

Staying Married is a Short-Term Solution 

Delaying or avoiding a divorce does have some benefits for your children. For example, you will be able to shield your children from child custody disputes and reduce the strain placed upon them. These benefits, though, are only temporary. Even if you and your spouse are civil towards each other, your children can likely still sense that there is conflict and tension in the home. Over time, they will regularly feel that tension and it is very detrimental. They may become withdrawn, disruptive, or develop behavioral issues. It is very likely that these are the same things you are trying to avoid by remaining married.

Kids are Resilient 

Divorce is a big adjustment for everyone involved, including the children. They may have to leave the family home they grew up in, move from their current community, and spend less time with both of their parents. While these are difficult adjustments to make, kids are extremely resilient. Additionally, going through these experiences can also help kids become well-adjusted adults who can handle whatever life has in store for them.

Avoiding Divorce Can Create Resentment 

If the only reason you stay married to your spouse is to protect your children, resentment may build on all sides. The more time that passes, the more you and your spouse will likely become resentful of each other. Your children may also resent you for it in the future, or think that they were the reason you were unhappy for so long, which can also lead to feelings of resentment.

Our Divorce Lawyer in Media Can Help You Through the Process 

No one ever wants to get a divorce but if you are unhappy, now may be the time to start the process. At Barbara Flum Stein & Associates, our Media divorce lawyer can advise on the initial steps to take and guide you through the entire process so you obtain the fair settlement you deserve. Call us now at 610-565-6100 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and to get the legal help you need.



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