One of the hardest decisions you can make is deciding when to
divorce. Many years have been spent and dedicated to building a home, family and
future and the thought of ending it all is scary.
Many couples choose to forgo getting divorced because of their kids. They
have an idea that their children deserve to grow up with the family unit
intact and destroying that will have devastating repercussions
Unfortunately, choosing to remain embroiled in a miserable marriage for
the sake of the children can have negative consequences. If you decide
to stay together for the kids, you can anticipate facing several issues.
The following are common reasons to reconsider staying together for the children:
Your children will understand that marriage is not about togetherness,
but about separateness. By remaining in a hostile relationship with your spouse, you’ll
be teaching your kids that marriage is not about being happy while still
Your kids will model the type of marriage you and your spouse have. Parents who are unhappy with one another are actually teaching their
kids how to behave in their own adult relationships. Like it or not, your
kids are likely to repeat the relationship patterns they have seen.
Your children will be unhappy because they will feel your unhappiness. Kids are more aware of their surroundings than we assume.
Kids would rather their unhappy parents slit up. According to a survey by the family law organization Resolution, 82 percent
of those aged 14 to 22 whose parents have divorced would prefer that the
separation came sooner than later. Those that answered the survey said
it was ultimately better that their parents had divorced since children
will often realize, later on, that it was for the best.
If you are interested in filing for divorce in Daytona Beach,
schedule a free case evaluation with our experienced divorce lawyer at
Law Offices of Robert Stepniak today.