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Understanding the Effects of a Toxic Divorce

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When you are in an unhappy or high-conflict marriage, it can be difficult trying to decide whether it is worth it to try to work through your marital problems or get a divorce. Ending your marriage is scary and unsettling, but there are times where it can lead to building a better life in the future. When contemplating whether you are prepared to go through a high-conflict divorce, it can be helpful to understand the effect it will have on your life so you are ready for what you may be faced with during the process, and so you can prepare for it.

The Emotional and Physical Effects of a Toxic Divorce

Research shows that divorced individuals experience more physical and emotional problems compared to people that are in a stable marriage.

Examples of this include:

  • More vulnerable to depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Poorer self-esteem
  • Health problems
  • Loneliness

While these symptoms are concerning, they are often temporary, and people generally recover once they heal from the divorce. Additionally, these issues are common for those in unhappy or high-conflict marriages. By ending an unhappy or abusive relationship, many people experience positive results and feel their life satisfaction has increased.

Possible benefits of ending your toxic marriage include:

  • Feelings of relief
  • More time to focus on self-care
  • A stronger sense of self-identity
  • Spending more time with friends and family
  • Better clarity on what really matters in life
  • Learning how to forgive oneself

Surviving the transition of a challenging divorce is usually well worth it in the end. Knowing that you are in control of your own happiness can provide a sense of confidence and empowerment is priceless. You now can truly focus on yourself and what you need.

Don’t Let Emotions Affect the Legal Process

Divorcing a toxic partner requires a New Jersey family law attorney that has the experience and diligence to strategically fight back and protect your rights. Rozin | Golinder Law understands how emotionally exhausting this situation can be, but it’s critical to not let your emotions influence the divorce process. We will take care of the legal complexities of divorce and always provide sound legal advice so you can make well-informed decisions for your future. While we are never here to promote or encourage the end of your marriage, we are here to get you through it if that is the path you choose.

Our New Jersey divorce lawyers are here for you. Call us today at (732) 810-0034 to set up a consultation with our trusted legal team.

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