Why the COVID-19 Pandemic is Causing More Divorces and Breakups
All of the quarantining that started back in March has been causing married couples to be forced to spend more time together. While for some lucky couples, the extra time spent together can be a blessing and bring them closer together; the opposite is true for most married couples.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on all types of stress: financial stress, career stress, emotional stress and more. Furthermore, it has brought on additional stress for couples who have children. The pressure of having to home-school or having to stay home to now take care of the children that were once in daycare can take a toll on parents and families across America.
Pre-existing problems in marriages are now exasperated because couples are being forced into quarantine. Couples who were already unhappy with their spouse and in the process of distancing themselves from each other are now in a predicament; because they are being forced into the opposite by having to quarantine together.
There is no doubt that the pandemic has been stressful on everyone, however; those with pre-existing problems are noticing that their problems are only getting worse due to the COVID-19 pandemic impacting finances, jobs, health, and emotional well-being.
For some married couples, this will bring them to their breaking point, and even though they have tried so hard to make their marriage work in the past; now the frustration of it all may be too much to handle. Arguments and fights that were once minor or once in a while occurrences may become the everyday norm.
Many couples will be faced with making some tough decisions when it comes to their marriage. The most important factor to consider when it comes to divorce is what is best for your children and your well-being. The last thing children need to see during a pandemic is their parents arguing and fighting in front of them.
Some questions that can help provide more clarity on staying together or divorcing are:
- Was your marriage already facing problems prior to the pandemic or did the problems start when the pandemic did?
- Have the problems in your marriage gotten worse during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Is your marriage taking a toll on your mental health?
- Is your spouse abusive or becoming abusive (mentally or physically)
- Have you considered seeing a marriage counselor?
- Are your differences something that can be worked out or is it beyond the point of no return?
- Are you financially prepared for divorce? Do you have a plan for supporting yourself and your children?
Do You Have Questions About If Divorce is the Right Option for You During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
If you or someone you know is struggling with their marriage, consult a knowledgeable New York divorce attorney who can guide you in the right direction. Call Sabra Law Group today for a confidential consultation at (646) 472-7971.
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