Divorce is the final legal action in a marital relationship that ends when the marriage is legally dissolved Legally. Divorce requires a decree issued by a government agency authorized for this purpose such as a court or legislature. Divorce proceedings are generally adversarial with one party filing an accusation of fault against another and asking for compensation, The process of obtaining a divorce is usually called “dissolution of marriage,” which terminates an existing legal marriage and results in the issuance of a certificate (a formal document) indicating that the marriage has ended
It’s not uncommon for a couple to get married and then years later decide that they should call it quits . This is known as Divorce, It’s also common for many couples to do all the things necessary to get a divorce without actually going through with the actual divorce process the reason for this is because it means that both parties are still legally married which can be problematic if one party needs to file taxes or collect Social Security benefits. For those who are Christians, is divorce truly means that as a couple you have successfully broken the bond and the sacrament? After consummating a union with proper rites and rituals of a Traditional marriage, can one safely say I have untangled myself from this union just by a mere “dissolution of Marriage”?🤔
The Divorce Rate And Its Effect
On family, In the United States, the divorce rate has been on a steady decline since peaking in 1980. According to US Census Bureau statistics, there were 53.3 divorces per 1,000 people in 2015—a far cry from the all-time high of 60.2 divorces per 1,000 people in 1981 and down 9 percent from 2014’s mark of 57.6 divorces per 1,000 people While this is certainly good news for marriage enthusiasts and public health experts alike it also presents some problems for parents who are divorced or are thinking about divorce. On children, Divorce is not uncommon in the United States In fact, approximately one-third of marriages in the U.S end in divorce with around 2 million divorces occurring each year, One of the main reasons for this high rate is that many Americans don’t tend to marry until they are older which means there are more marriages that have a good chance of ending in divorce than there were when there was a lower average marriage age. A recent study conducted by researchers at Princeton University found that the higher the national divorce rate the greater the likelihood children will suffer from lower levels of emotional well-being and psychological distress later on in life. The study also found that factors such as financial hardship and poor physical health can lead to even further problems for these children and their families as they grow older and enter adulthood. Rarely children’s psychological, emotional, social, and health-wise are made a top priority when couples make this decision however keeping them in a toxic relationship will do more damage than good. The curious question has been, what changed from what seems like a fairy tale, a butterfly bubbles in the tummy, you are the only sugar in my tea, I will die without you kind of love and expressions that led to being married in the first place? is it safe to say “all na wash”? (infatuation)OR Couples grow apart?
Personally, I am of a school of thought that one shouldn’t burn his/her bridge entirely with regards to disagreements and resolving resolutions, Most especially in this case of divorce and there are children involved, isn’t wise that both continue co-parenting in the best and loving way they can? if they failed here, again they end up circling a broken and bitter child in the society. Leave the communication open and clean; emotional, financial, academically and social support from both parents. I have seen most of the divorced still at each other’s throats, it’s a cat and rat situation and this left me thinking, “IF” this union wasn’t working and both decide the best way is to part ways why is the situation that led to divorce still very much imminence? why then divorce and still no peace? why so much hatred and bitterness towards him/her when you have successfully untangled? I do understand that going through a divorce is not a walk in the park, it comes with its own emotional traumas depending on the conditions and bases of divorce and most times against one’s sincere wish. The reason there’s a need not to burn down the whole bridge completely, giving room for healing and total restoration.
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