According to U.S. News, since 1990, divorce rates for people 50 years and older have doubled. Texas is no exception to this ongoing trend. Silver Divorces, as they are sometimes called, have become quite normal. However, when you are the one going through the divorce, you may begin to wonder if such a lifechanging decision can affect your health.
Marriages break down for different reasons, but some are the result of a couple having different plans for their future. For example, one spouse may want to move to another state, whether they want to be closer to family or pursue more lucrative career opportunities. Or, someone’s spouse may not want to have kids, even though they are determined to have multiple children. These are just some of the differences that married couples sometimes struggle with and in certain instances, these differences can ultimately lead to the breakdown of a marriage.
Marriages end because of infidelity, abuse and other factors. However, some marriages are brought to an end because of job-related problems, such as high stress levels and working too much. Whether you have been under an intense amount of pressure at your place of employment and your marital partner recently told you they no longer want to stay in the marriage or you wish to break up with your spouse because they are too wrapped up in their job, it is essential to go over your options and take the right approach.
Some divorces are the result of months or years of discussion and come as no surprise. In other instances, someone may be caught completely off-guard when they find out that their spouse wants to bring their marriage to a close. Every couple is in a unique position, in some cases a spouse may have found someone else they want to spend their life with while others may simply be the result of bitterness and resentment that was hidden for years. If your spouse recently informed you that they are moving ahead with a divorce, you should immediately look at your options and try to prepare.
Children can have many questions and concerns when their parents are getting divorced. How parents respond to such questions and concerns and talk to their kids generally when it comes to the divorce and matters connected to it is very important. It can impact how kids handle the divorce and how strong communication remains between the parents and the kids.