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Couples therapists: We won't tell you to get a divorce, usually

You are thinking about getting a divorce, but you want to try therapy first. What you really want to know is if your therapist will be honest. Will he or she tell you or your spouse if your marriage really can't be saved? Will the therapist give you a way to get out, or will he or she suggest you stick together no matter what?

Divorcing young: What to expect

Sometimes, it's hard to be a young adult. You may struggle with the early days of your career or start a family and learn what it means to face true exhaustion. Some people get married, and others decide that their marriages aren't right for them.

Borderline Personality Disorder can affect you after divorce

In some relationships, there are fathers who struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). While the disorder itself doesn't imply that a father is good or bad, it can mean that he faces some additional struggles. It's normal for someone with BPDs to have a primary attachment to his spouse and then to the child, instead of to the child and then the spouse.

Toxic partners and parents make divorce difficult

Co-parenting can be difficult even if you and your ex do get along, but if you don't, it's a true nightmare. Fortunately, one benefit of both of you being adults is that you can both be reasonable. Dealing with a toxic ex isn't always enjoyable, but by trying to be understanding and reasonable with him or her, you can become a better parent.

What fiduciary duties does a spouse have?

When you're getting a divorce, the last thing you want to find out is that your spouse has violated his or her fiduciary duties. A spouse's fiduciary duty is essentially to make good financial decisions that are not excessively unfair to the other spouse. For example, if two spouses purchase a home together, that is a good agreement and fair to each party. If one person racks up $100,000 in debt without the other's knowledge, it can be argued that the individual violated and broke his or her fiduciary duty.

What should you do before filing for divorce?

If you've decided that you want to get a divorce, you need to start planning well before you talk to your spouse about it. Once you air your grievances, it may become very difficult to talk to or work with your spouse. It's a good idea to start collecting all the items you'll need now, so you have them and can file a case quickly.