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Misconceptions about Florida divorce and what to expect afterward

Going through a divorce can be a difficult process, one that no spouse envisions as he or she walks down the aisle. Even so, there is a pervasive belief that life after divorce will be overwhelmingly negative and that happiness will be elusive once the process is complete. In reality, there are plenty of new horizons ahead for Florida residents who move through a divorce and plenty of opportunities for happiness.

One of the most common misconceptions about divorce is that the end of a marriage is a failure on the part of both spouses. While there may be some circumstances in which one or both spouses failed to live up to their vows and broke the marriage beyond repair, far more couples simply grow apart over the years. As the marriage progresses, some find that basic incompatibilities that were at play prior to their wedding are simply too much to bear. 

Another common belief is that children who go through divorce are bound to suffer. In reality, kids are incredibly resilient, and they will be able to weather the divorce of their parents far better than most people presume. Divorcing parents can make great strides toward making things easier on their kids by working out a fair and balanced parenting plan and by avoiding passing on their negative emotions about the divorce to their kids.

Divorce marks a closing of a door, to be certain. However, it is also a doorway into a new future, one that can be designed around the needs of each individual. In many ways, divorce gives Florida residents the chance to begin anew, this time with the lessons learned throughout the course of their marriage.

Source: The Huffington Post, "7 Big Lies About The "D" Word", Moushumi Ghose, Aug. 4, 2016

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