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Knowing when to end a marriage

While residents of California may not want to end their marriages, splitting up is the best decision in some cases. Parents with children often end their marriages for the good of the family. Even if a child doesn't understand why his or her parents aren't together anymore, that child will grow up to realize that divorce was the best option for them.

It is never a good idea to stay in a relationship if there is any type of physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Divorce may allow a person to feel free again and find their self-worth. Even if there is no abuse, a relationship could still be unhealthy. If counseling doesn't resolve whatever issues a couple faces, it might be best to get a divorce and put an end to the unhappiness.

When one spouse feels the urge to cheat, that could signal that a relationship isn't strong enough to continue. In most cases, cheating takes trust out of the partnership, and it's often difficult to regain the trust once it's gone. Finally, it may be best to end a marriage if the people involved cannot find common ground. In some cases, people grow apart, which can mean divorce is the only option.

Getting a divorce may be difficult because of the emotions it stirs in an individual. However, there are times when it might be the best option. Those who are considering a divorce could benefit from speaking with legal counsel. Doing so can help an individual gather paperwork or otherwise take steps to strengthen their position in a divorce settlement. An attorney may also review prenuptial or other agreements.

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