Divorce and Remarriage When a marriage is threatened

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Divorce and Remarriage

Divorce and Remarriage

When a marriage is threatened, most couples look for ways to save it.

When a marriage is threatened, most couples look for ways to save it.

Marriage Counseling * Success is most likely when both are willing to make changes

Marriage Counseling * Success is most likely when both are willing to make changes * Counselors don’t take sides * If spouse won’t go, going alone can be helpful * Whole families can benefit from counseling * Some benefit from group counseling

Divorce-Ending a Marriage * No longer considered a disgrace * Fault or No-fault *

Divorce-Ending a Marriage * No longer considered a disgrace * Fault or No-fault * Division of property, assets, custody * Alimony and child support

Adjusting to Divorce * Grieving Process * Denial * Blaming * Bargaining * Anger

Adjusting to Divorce * Grieving Process * Denial * Blaming * Bargaining * Anger * Acceptance * Helping Children Adjust * Commonly feel they are to blame * Insecure feelings * Need love and reassurance * Do not belittle other parent * Non-custodial person needs to keep in touch

Terms & Definitions * Desertion - one partner walks out on the other without

Terms & Definitions * Desertion - one partner walks out on the other without notice * Annulment - no valid marriage ever existed * Separation - both parties remain married to each other though they live apart

Remarriage Remarried partners are always older and often wiser. They seem more flexible and

Remarriage Remarried partners are always older and often wiser. They seem more flexible and willing to compromise. The threat of another divorce may make them try harder.

Blended Families * Challenging * Take time to earn trust, reduce suspicion, and gain

Blended Families * Challenging * Take time to earn trust, reduce suspicion, and gain friendship * Children may resent new siblings * May have financial concerns

Do you think divorces should be easier or harder to get?

Do you think divorces should be easier or harder to get?