It's easy to know why Massachusetts couples divorce. What's difficult to figure out is if couples will divorce. The business of divorce prediction, that is to say, is murky. However, there is one factor that's one of the best predictors for the collapse of contemporary heterosexual marriages: whether the husband is working full-time. It has nothing to do with money or whether the wife is working too. When husbands don't work, things fall apart. Why? Well, that's when the data gets really interesting.
Taking the high road in a Massachusetts divorce is not easy. As a matter of fact, it might seem downright unfair, and even stupid sometimes. Why would you ever want to do anything good, or fair, or nice to someone who just destroyed your family, your dreams, and your heart? If you have kids, the obvious reason is to do it for their sake. Because whether you like it or not, you and your ex are going to be your kids' parents forever. The better the two of you get along, the easier your divorce will be on your kids. It really is that simple. The second reason for taking the high road in divorce is less obvious, but it is no less important. You can divorce your spouse. But you can never divorce yourself. After your divorce is over, you are going to have to look in the mirror every single day and face yourself. You - who you are and what you stand for - is far more valuable and far more important than acting in a way you will later be ashamed of or regret. In the long run, your integrity is worth more than the extra dollars you may get in your divorce settlement if you lie, cheat, or act like a jerk. You have already lost your marriage. Don't let your divorce cost you your soul, too. Here are 10 ways to taking the high road in divorce:
1. Treat your spouse with respect, even if s/he doesn't deserve it.
The word "narcissist" often gets tossed around as just another descriptor for someone who is vain, boastful or arrogant.
It's a question that many couples face in the aftermath of a Massachusetts breakup: "Do we still stay Facebook friends?" Inevitably, in an attempt to show maturity and poise, many couples choose to remain connected. But now, new research is showing that keeping tabs on your former partner is a big mistake - one that will have a serious impact on your ability to get over the breakup and move on.
Couples in the midst of a Massachusetts divorce often face difficult decisions regarding taxes. One of them is whether to file a tax return as "married filing jointly" or "married filing separately." This article briefly examines the factors to consider in making what could prove a critical choice during a divorce.
When it comes to student loan debt for Massachusetts couples, "for richer, for poorer" doesn't quite cut it.