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Why Might a Divorce be Good For You and Your Kids?

If you are thinking about getting a divorce, or are in the midst of the process, the stress may feel overwhelming and may make you question your decision. Continue reading and reach out to our skilled Morris County NJ divorce lawyers to see the light at the end of your divorce tunnel.

A bad marriage takes a toll.

According to a number of different studies, a bad marriage can result in physical and mental health problems. If you are encountering this situation, it is important to recognize that ending your marriage may do the opposite of what you are afraid of. You may feel a sense of relief and a better quality of life.

Your kids will see you model self-respect.

If you have left your marriage because you have been treated poorly, you should recognize that you are not a failure, but rather you set a great example for your children to always value yourself. In fact, your children will never benefit from experiencing you in an unhappy and even toxic relationship. Ridding yourself of a bad marriage, modeling strength, and building a significant new life can be encouraging for your children.

Staying together for the kids might harm them.

If your relationship has outpouring levels of conflict or is exhausted from an emotional span, your children will comprehend that this is what marriage is like and perhaps the best they can hope for. When thinking back on their childhoods, many adult children of divorced parents report feeling burdened by unhappy parents who depended on them for emotional support. They may also feel regretful that they were the motivation for their parents to stay together.

An opportunity for personal growth.

Poor relationships can suppress personal growth. People usually stay emotionally restricted by blaming their spouses for their unhappiness. Fading away in a dead-end marriage can make it impossible to grow into the kind of person you want to be.

Your kids will see you as a whole person.

Your children are observing you in order to learn how an adult acts. Finding meaning outside of marriage will teach them not to expect a relationship to meet all their demands.

Reach out to our firm today to discuss your divorce further. Our legal team is committed to ensuring that you have the support you need to have a happy and healthy future with your children.


At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, LLC, our seasoned divorce and family law attorneys ensure that through the process of resolving your family matter, you feel empowered, not overwhelmed. Providing unwavering support, undivided attention, and unflinching advocacy, our team invests in your cause, working tirelessly to pave your path toward a brighter tomorrow. If you need an experienced legal team to guide you through your divorce, contact Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark L.L.C today.