Five Examples of When Divorce is the Best Decision


The “D” word is not always ugly. Well, divorce is ugly no matter the situation, but it’s not always something that people should feel it is okay to look down upon. For one, the decisions others make in their own lives are none of your business. Secondly, you might not know the real reason marriages fail, and your job is not to judge. Sure, some people give up entirely too easily because divorce is the ‘easy’ way out and working hard to make marriage good and strong is too much work for some. It’s a shame, but that’s just the way some people work. Then there are those of us who are in it for the long haul and we know that putting in the hard work day after day reaps far more rewards than sacrifices. But there are always men and women in situations that are dangerous, scary or just plain bad for kids – or them. And when these situations occur, a divorce attorney or other family law services are almost always the best option. Here are some examples of when divorce is the best option.

Physical Abuse

If you’re married to someone who is physically harming you or your children, get out now. These are people that are seldom changed, and no matter how often they swear it will never happen again, it almost always does.

Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is almost just as bad as physical abuse in a different manner. If the person to whom you are married is abusing you emotionally, making you feel that you are nothing and no one, it’s time to talk to divorce lawyers and get the help that you need.


This is a case-by-case basis, but for many it’s a good time for divorce. When one partner is unfaithful, it can shake the entire foundation of marriage. Some couples manage to make things work following infidelity, but for many this is a deal breaker than cannot be undone.

Verbal Abuse

Name calling, making you feel about this big and treating you as though you are nothing at all is unacceptable. People are not permitted to speak to others however they see fit. They should have basic manners; and being verbally abused is never all right.

Your Kids are Affected Negatively

If you are in a situation in which your kids are affected because of your marriage, divorce is usually a good option. Your kids have the right to a happy home, happy parents and a loving home. If that’s not what they are getting where they are, perhaps divorce is your best option.

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