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Why a person might remain in an unhealthy relationship

On Behalf of | Aug 5, 2022 | Family Law

While it may come as no surprise that going through the end of a marriage can be stressful, some might not know how difficult it can be to make the decision to take separate paths. Even if there are signs of an irreparable rift in a marriage, there may be some scenarios in which a person might feel stuck in an unhealthy situation. Knowing some of the reasons individuals in Maryland might hesitate to discuss divorce could prove vital to finding ways to address such issues and prepare to protect one’s future. 

Individuals who feel that parting ways might be the healthiest path may still have concerns about how the decision to part ways might affect their lives and some examples of reasons one might hesitate to choose a path might include: 

  • The financial toll:  While fear of the financial repercussions of dissolving a marriage may be a common source of unrest for many, dissolving a marriage does not necessarily have to spell doom for one’s financial future. 
  • The unknown:  Studies also suggest that some may also be afraid to explore what life might be like after divorce, and this fear may drive them to remain in an unhealthy situation. 
  • Thoughts of failure:  While in some cases one might feel that dissolving a marriage indicates some form of failure, this might not always be the case, as sometimes things just don’t work out. 
  • The kids:  Those who remain in an unhappy marriage out of fear of how divorce might affect the kids may benefit from thinking about how an unhealthy situation might impact their lives, as sometimes divorce might be the healthiest option for everyone involved. 

Some may also feel that there is still a chance that things will get better, and while this may be true in certain scenarios, sometimes the issues that exist within a marriage may only grow worse with time. 

While experiencing some level of concern when addressing the topic of divorce might not always be a bad thing, allowing fear of the unknown to influence one’s decisions may do more harm than good. Individuals in Maryland who remain uncertain of the best path to take could consider speaking with an attorney for guidance in evaluating their situations and making informed choices about their futures. A family law attorney can address all a client’s concerns and wishes and help prepare a strategy with which to seek the best outcome possible regarding his or her future.