Survey claims women handle divorce better than men

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Property Division on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

An intriguing new study suggests that divorce affects women differently than men. If the survey is accurate, females have an easier time adjusting to life after marriage.

According to Essence, 73 percent of women surveyed reported they did not regret getting divorced. In comparison, 61 percent of men denied regretting divorce. A high percentage, but well behind the female subjects.

What would account for more ex-wives thriving after divorce than ex-husbands? The study suggests that both genders value happiness and success, and would accept being lonely over being trapped in a dysfunctional marriage. But women were more likely to hold those values than men, suggesting that some men were reluctant to let go of their marriages.

Surveys like this are interesting, but every relationship is unique in some way, as are each spouse. Regardless of gender, some people are able to bounce back relatively quickly after divorce, while others need more time and support to adjust.

The weeks, months, even years after divorce can be tough, but nobody should let the fear of pain and loneliness stop them from considering divorce. Nobody can predict the future, but a failed marriage that cannot be saved cannot lead to a happier life than one that is more uncertain, but with more potential for personal fulfillment.

The best way to set yourself up for a satisfying life post-divorce is to hire the best possible divorce attorney. A skilled attorney will be able to advocate for you both at the negotiation table and, if necessary, in court.

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