Many Pennsylvania couples come to the realization that they are no longer in love and their marriage has run its course. If there are children involved, parents face the dilemma between staying together for the sake of the children or getting a divorce. Ending a marriage is a difficult choice, but could prove to be better for the children in the long run.
Children are often more perceptive than their parents may realize. When a couple is staying together for their children, they may know that something is wrong regardless of the couple’s best efforts to put on a happy face in front of them. Even if children are spared having to listen to their parents argue, they still may feel the tension and oppressive atmosphere that can be created when a couple has fallen out of love.
Inevitably, these sour feelings can end up being inadvertently directed at the children. It is only human nature for some of the negative feelings a person has toward his or her spouse to leach out against the children. Furthermore, a part of each parent could end up resenting the children since they are the reason the couple has not divorced.
Considering these reasons, divorce may be the better option when a Pennsylvania couple is contemplating what is best for their children. While the initial pain and confusion may be unavoidable, parents who are happy after going through a divorce could have a positive impact on their children’s emotions. Just because a couple is no longer married does not mean they stop being good parents.
Many couples these days are able to put aside their marital issues in favor of making their divorce as easy and comfortable for their children as possible. Devising an adequate custody agreement can significantly lower the level of potential emotional adjustments that the children may have to make. Proper planning for all the potential aspects of a divorce can ultimately result in a better future for both parents and children.
Source: The Huffington Post, 5 Reasons Kids From Unhappy Homes Say It’s Better To Divorce Than Stay Married, No author, Jan. 27, 2014