Introduction to Divorce

The topic of divorce would seem to require no introduction. Divorce refers to the often messy and painful end of a marriage. For better or for worse, divorce is a very common event these days. Most everyone has been touched by it, either by going through it themselves as a spouse or a child, or knowing someone who has gone through it as a spouse or as a child. Despite widespread familiarity with the effects of divorce, the details of the divorce process are less well known. In this section, we discuss the important concepts and procedures involved in the divorce process with the sincere hope that educating people regarding this information will help minimize pain.

You can feel like the loneliest person in the world when you are contemplating divorce. It’s therefore important to keep divorce in perspective so that it doesn’t crush you:

Divorce is common

Divorce — In The News
Divorce May Mean Kids Down More Soft Drinks

TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children may be more likely to drink sodas and other sugary beverages if their parents are recently separated or divorced, a new study suggests. Drinking too many sugary beverages puts children at increased risk for obesity, the researchers warned. "When families separate... Read More

Divorce May Be More Likely When Wives Get Sick

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- That part of the marriage vows where couples pledge to stay together "in sickness and in health" may be heeded more by wives than husbands, new research suggests. Although divorce rates did not increase when husbands were in poor health, researchers at Iowa... Read More

Marriage Break-Up Rates Similar for Gay, Straight Couples: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When gays and lesbians have access to government-sanctioned marriage, or engage in highly committed "marriage-like" unions, their rates of break-up are the same as those of heterosexuals, a new study finds. The study was released Monday, coinciding with an announcement from the... Read More

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High Conflict Divorce: Why Forgiveness Is Essential

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Conscious Uncoupling - Vital For Mental Well-being

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