One of the hardest situations to accept is a divorce when only one spouse wants to call it quits. If you are facing the prospect of a divorce, you might wonder whether there is anything you can do to prevent it.
There may be — even if you are the only one who is willing to work on the marriage. Here’s what you need to know.
Why does your spouse want out?
Have they fallen in love with someone else? Have they simply grown bored with the relationship? Are they just tired of the arguments that never seem to end between the two of you? Whatever it is, you must understand the root cause if you have any hopes of fixing it.
How will divorce affect the children?
Has your spouse thoroughly considered the effect the divorce will have on your children? Studies show that children thrive better when they are reared in a nuclear family. However, if your home is a battleground of exploding landmines, it is not a healthy environment for your kids. What could you do to make it better?
Is your spouse willing to try again?
Would your spouse consent to couples counseling if it could save the marriage? Couples counseling is not a band-aid for all the woes of a marriage, but it can help both spouses put their concerns into perspective. Even if your spouse will not go with you, it might be helpful to see a counselor yourself for a few sessions. You could learn a lot.
Despite all your efforts, if your spouse truly wants out of the relationship, divorce is inevitable. However, you must prepare yourself so that you can make strategic decisions that will affect your future and that of your children. Working closely with your Texas family law attorney can help you get the best results out of your divorce so your future remains bright.