- Slides: 9
Divorce and Remarriage
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 * 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 * Division of property, assets, custody * Alimony and child support
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 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 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 friendship * Children may resent new siblings * May have financial concerns
Do you think divorces should be easier or harder to get?