Issues that cause conflicts during a Texas divorce
Texans get divorced for a multitude of reasons. Some divorces can be amicable, but that doesn’t make them easier.
While no divorce is exactly easy, some are made exceptionally difficult sometimes by conflicts that arose during the marriage. Things like infidelity, abuse, and even health issues can all come up in divorce proceedings.
What are some signs you should get divorced?
Sometimes things just don’t work out and that’s okay, but ultimately your safety and happiness should take priority. Making this decision can be difficult, but it’s important to know when to leave. If your partner is showing any of the following, it might be time to leave:
• Physical or emotional abuse
• Substance abuse issues
• Passive nature
• Loss of interest
Ultimately you can’t make your spouse change. If your spouse is unwilling to change their behavior or your well-being is directly in danger as a result of their behavior, it’s time to file for divorce.
Dealing with these issues during the divorce
Safety is the biggest concern for people divorcing an emotionally or physically abusive partner – and doubly so if there are children involved. It’s important to spend some time planning your exit strategy and involve law enforcement if needed.
During the divorce proceedings, you’ll want to bring any documentation you have of the abuse to court. This can be things like medical records, photographs of previous injuries, or proof of substance abuse/addiction if relevant.
If your spouse has lost interest in your marriage completely or is extraordinarily passive, it’s important that you provide examples in court. There’s a chance you won’t face issues, but it’s also not uncommon for spouses to change their tune when in court, so you might have to prove your case.
Taking care of yourself during the divorce
If you’re dealing with any of the above issues, it’s important to take care of yourself. Consider reaching out to a therapist to talk to during the divorce.
You’ll also want to make sure you have a stable support network of friends and family to help you with this transition. Divorce is hard, but it’s important to know when to let go.