What are some common divorce myths in Colorado?

On Behalf of | Sep 1, 2021 | Divorce

Colorado couples considering divorce might be putting it off due to the uncertainty of being single again or questions about the divorce process itself. Even as divorce becomes more common within the United States, prevalent myths can still scare people off from the idea of a divorce.

These myths are often set forth by television depictions of what divorce might look like in high-stake situations. Sometimes, a person who has gone through a bad divorce themselves might also perpetuate these myths.

Does anything make marriage more or less successful?

Many people incorrectly assume that second marriages are more successful than first marriages. In reality, statistics say that it’s more likely to be the opposite. Some people also say that having children will reduce the chances of divorce. This is imperatively false.

Is divorce bad for children?

Many myths regarding the divorce process involve the impacts it has on children. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to how divorce impacts children. Some people argue that divorce doesn’t impact the child much, but your divorce might impact your child all the way into their adult years.

This can make the decision to get divorced difficult, especially if there’s no way of peacefully cooperating with your child’s other parent. In the end, regardless of potential impacts on the child, it’s up to you and your partner to choose what’s best.

Does unhappiness lead to divorce?

Some people like to say that couples who are unhappy or fight often will be more likely to divorce. In reality, couples who regularly know how to handle conflict when it arises will be more likely to stay and work out problems rather than get divorced.

It’s important to separate yourself from any unrealistic ideas about what divorce might be like during or after the process. You’ll want to keep an open mind as you learn about how your case is likely to proceed.