We surprised you with our first set of seven things that you didn’t know about divorce, and we have finally returned with part two! This event is never the easiest to overcome, but at least we can fill you in on all the details about it. To discover the top eight things that you should know about divorce, all you have to do is keep reading!
Number Eight: The Truth Comes Out
Always! Don’t ever try to lie to your attorneys or spouse or even try to sugar-coat the situations. No matter how good you try to make yourself look, the facts will always emerge. If you try to hide the truth, it will always end up working against you.
Number Seven: The Average Cost
Getting a divorce can be one of the most expensive decisions you make in your life. Considering the costs of couple therapy, moving costs, attorney and financial advisor fees, and mortgage or retail-selling costs, the average experience adds up to a total of $50,000.
Number Six: The Average Victims
In all of America, statistics state that the group of people with the highest rates of divorce are evangelicals, otherwise known as born-again Christians. Studies show that the rates for this group reach as high as 33%.
Number Five: Divorce in History
Throughout history, legislation regarding divorces has quite the reputation for bringing on a revolution. The right to divorce was enforced with legislation after the American Revolution, and similar legislation was passed after the French Revolution and Russian Revolution.
Number Four: The Declining Rate
As surprising as it is, the American rates for divorces has been decreasing since 1979. That is, everywhere except Utah. In this state, the numbers have stayed pretty consistent.
Number Three: Is it Worth It?
A couple splitting up is never easy to deal with, and a divorce can seem like a lot of hassle in comparison. However, if the action is completely necessary and the two of you are not happy, it is important to stick to your guns. In the long run, you might just be better off for it.
Number Two: Like Ripping Off a Band-Aid
When considering divorce, it is essential that every option in restoring the relationship be explored before making the final decision. However, if you are certain about the decision, it is best to do it like you would off a Band-Aid: quickly. No one ever tells you not to wait so long before finally getting the divorce you have been thinking about, but they should. The sooner it is over with, the more time you have to bounce back and enjoy your life.
Number One: It Gets Better
The hardest part of going through a divorce is the emotional toll it takes, and the subconscious thoughts that make you second-guess your actions. When someone goes through this emotional hardship, they only want to hear one thing: it does get better. It may be hard at the beginning, but it all works out for the better. We hope you enjoyed learning the 15 things that you didn’t know about divorce!