Women's Divorce Blog

06 May 2019

  • Do You Need Separate Birthday Parties?
    Celebrating your child's birthday after divorce can be a tricky situation. These tips can help.
  • Divorcing a Narcissist
    Getting divorced is tough no matter what, but be prepared for a battle if your spouse has narcissistic tendencies.
  • Best Way to Sell an Engagement Ring after Divorce
    After a bad marriage and a bad divorce, many women are ready to get rid of this symbol of eternal love. These tips can help turn your bridal bling into money.
  • Allow Yourself to Heal
    Denying the emotional pain of divorce by trying to avoid it or push it away can actually extend the time it takes to heal. Instead, allow yourself time to work through the grieving process.
  • 9 Ways to Make Visitation after Divorce Easier
    Newly divorced parents have a lot of adjustments to make, but ultimately they want to ease the pain for their children. Here are some tips to help take the sting out of visitation.

Life After Divorce?

The hurt and disruption caused by a divorce can make you question whether there can be life after divorce. How can I pick up the pieces and how good will the quality of life be after a divorce?

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Covenant Marriage

Is divorce too easy to obtain? So say the proponents of covenant marriage.  Covenant marriage is an optional more restrictive form of marriage. It may require premarital counseling and usually limits the reasons for divorce to abuse, felony, adultery, abandonment, or long periods of separation. This option is only legal in three states in the U.S. namely Arizona, Arkansas, and Louisiana despite being proposed in many other states.

It seems to me this is a way to counter no fault divorce and returns couples to the position of proving abuse or adultery. This can be difficult to prove, cause more hostility and be very intrusive. If a couple feel they need a greater commitment, then I think this is better accomplished throughout the marriage such a renewal of vows, lay or religious marriage counseling or marital retreats.

It seems that this option hasn’t interested many couples with only about 1-2% of couples getting married signing up for a covenant marriage.  It is also possible to bypass this restriction by filing for a divorce in another state that does not have covenant marriage.

What do you think? Should couples be able to restrict the conditions under which they can file for divorce? Will this truly result in a more committed marriage?

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