Every day, couples throughout North Carolina are weighing the pros and cons of divorce. Most will try to make an effort to stay together for the sake of the kids, but this can actually hurt both the kids and the parents who try to make the sacrifice. Sometimes, getting divorced is better than staying together.
It should be clear that splitting up is the best option when there's a clear instance of abuse. Nobody should have to endure years of physical, mental or emotional abuse. However, there are other times when the decision is less obvious.
For instance, when couples grow apart, it's difficult to find satisfaction in life. Almost everyone wants a supportive partner who understands their emotions. When someone isn't getting this in a relationship, it's easy to fall into a state of depression. If that person chooses to remain married simply for the kids, the person is unlikely to reach their full potential. Divorce makes more sense in a case like this.
Couples who have not resolved their problems through traditional counseling would also probably be better off getting a divorce. If they can't work together to find solutions with the help of a professional, it seems unlikely that they'd be able to resolve issues on a daily basis. Constant bickering leads to unhappiness. Most importantly, parents should think about the effects of normalizing an unhealthy relationship in front of their children. These children can go on to make the same mistakes their parents made.
The idea of going through the end of a marriage is difficult. The legal process can be overwhelming, but a qualified lawyer can help a person protect their interests throughout the process.