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How to survive a divorce

As Arizona readers who have been through it know, divorce can be a difficult experience for everyone involved. It represents the loss of a partner, possibly a co-parent and all the future hopes and plans spouses may have had for their marriage. Facing this can bring stress and depression, but analysts say there are ways to make the process more tolerable.

Study examines which newlyweds more prone to divorce

Many people expect that when Arizona couples marry, their happiness in the relationship will almost inevitably decrease over time. They may expect that when the honeymoon period is over, couples grow apart and begin to fight more. Small things that may have initially not bothered the partners may begin to become sources of conflict. However, some research has questioned the idea that marital dissatisfaction grows with time. While relationships may change, it seems that the happiest couples when they initially marry are far more likely to stay happy together over the years that follow.

Financial considerations for divorcing couples

When Arizona couples are ending their marriage, they often put undue stress on themselves by worrying too much about finances. Much of the stress can be attributed to the anxiety of not knowing how things will work out. A realistic focus on the likely outcomes and their financial consequences can actually relieve stress in many cases. Any person's financial situation can be broken down into income, expenses, assets and liabilities.

Common myths about divorce

Some people in Arizona may believe a number of myths about divorce. These myths can be harmful when they mean that people going through a divorce are misled about finances or child custody. For example, a couple may assume that having separate bank accounts means their finances will be considered separate, but this is not the case. In Arizona, a community property state, most assets acquired since the marriage are considered shared property.


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