If you are married and having problems you may be thinking about divorce. Here are six articles that provide helpful insights and actionable information about marriage and divorce. (click on the link to read the complete article)
1. Marriage as a renewable contract: When you said your marriage vows you promised “till death do us part”. Closer to reality is the idea that marriage is a contract that needs to be continually renewed. Deciding to stay married can be a complicated process.
2. Divorce can be contagious: You may catch a divorce “virus” when you spend time with friends who are divorcing. You can be influenced by what your divorcing friends tells you as they go thorough the divorce process. You will hear about the benefits and drawbacks of a divorce. A recent study reports that people listening to friends that are divorcing tended to see more benefits in divorce. Then the listener would either get divorced, and/or pass the information on to other friends who would divorce. In this way divorce could spread through your social network like a “virus”.
3. What occupations have the lowest rate of divorce? Agricultural engineers, dentists, optometrists, clergymen, and podiatrists are all professions which have between a two and seven percent chance of divorce. At Radford University in Virginia, Dr. Michael Aamodt has developed a formula which predicts marital success based on the occupation of one of the partners. A paper published in the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology highlighted his results.
4. After your marriage ends, then what? After you finally get to sign the divorce papers and your marriage is officially over, then what? Here are some healthy ways to move forward.
Now that you have read the articles you may realize that you have many choices. If you choose to go to marriage counseling, there are many competent therapists in the West Palm Beach area. Visit Good therapy, enter your zip code, and you will receive a list of area therapists.
THE GOOD NEWS IS: Knowing more about divorce can help you make informed choices.
Debra is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in North Palm BeachFlorida. To learn more about her services, visit her web site.
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