A Brighter Future Is Within Your Reach

A Brighter Future Is Within Your Reach

When a spouse threatens self-harm over divorce

On Behalf of | Jun 1, 2020 | Divorce |

There are many reasons why the divorce process is difficult. In some instances, simply bringing up the idea of divorce with a spouse is incredibly challenging. Sometimes, people feel trapped in a marriage because they do not want to deal with the repercussions of moving on from their marriage. For example, some people stay in a marriage because their spouse threatens self-harm if the marriage ends.

If you are in this position, it is important to take an especially cautious approach to your divorce. Our law firm realizes how troubling this is for many people.

Minimizing the emotional toll of divorce

Sometimes, when people get divorced they become very angry, depressed or stressed out. These negative emotions increase the chances of self-harm or threats of self-harm. It is important for you and your spouse to focus on reducing the emotional impact of divorce. In some instances, working together to bring a marriage to an end by approaching divorce with a mediator is very helpful. Having talks with one’s spouse about the situation and providing reassurance is helpful for many couples.

The best path forward

Everyone is in a different situation with respect to divorce. Some people decide to wait to file for a divorce, while others do not allow threats from their spouse to interfere with their decision to bring the marriage to an end. Please review our website to read about other considerations related to the divorce process. Moreover, make sure that you are prepared for the different hurdles that lie ahead and strive to secure a brighter future for yourself.