Divorce is not just a termination. It’s a beginning.
Maybe your friends of the family or people at work will be going through its own set of changes as you face others with your new civil status.
Divorce may be defined as a termination but it is the start of new beginnings and the introduction of a number of changes in both you and your children’s lives.
Is divorce for you?
Before that, if you are reading this and are in the process of considering divorce, take a moment to think about several assertions. If you believe that you can accept the following assertions as true in your marital relationship, give the idea of divorcing your mate a second thought.
- I believe I still have a love for my mate.
- I am prepared to seek counseling or marital therapy for the sake of the relationship.
- I want to transform for the better.
- I value openness and truthfulness in my relationship with my mate.
- It doesn’t matter who’s right or wrong, what matters is that I am willing to seek forgiveness or forgive when needed.
However, if you cannot see yourself in the mentioned assertions, read on to gain a basic understanding of divorce.
There have been misunderstandings as to how divorce and annulment differ. As mentioned, divorce is a termination of the marriage contract. Annulment, on the other hand, deems the marriage null and void, as if one were never married in the first place.
In certain areas where divorce has a stigma attached to it due to the country’s dominant religious belief, an annulment is more popular.
The Popularity of divorce
In most developed countries, despite the certain religious stigma, divorce is widely acceptable. The popularity of divorce in developed countries has been on the uprise since the 20th century. Countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and South Korea, have all been affected by this popularity of divorce.
However, in the Philippines and Malta, divorce is illegal. Even if divorce is legal in Japan, the country has been able to maintain a distinctly low divorce ratio. Because of the Catholic Church’s influence, a number of countries in Europe have banned divorce. As a result, people in these locations seek out other areas in order to get divorced.