If you are in an unhappy marriage, you're probably wishing that you were able to enjoy the positive aspects of being single. You may look back on times before your marriage and think about how lucky you were to have full freedom and a lack of responsibility.
You may now be feeling constrained within a toxic relationship. This is a difficult position to be in, but the good news is that there is always a way out.
Taking action to file for a divorce can be a positive step in many different circumstances. While married parents often face a moral dilemma when contemplating a divorce, it's important that they remember that happy parents often make better parents. The following are some ways in which a divorce could empower you and change your life for the better.
You'll have the opportunity to accept yourself
When you are in a relationship, it's easy to identify yourself merely as one part of a couple. You may also feel as though you are defined by the role that you have within your marriage, or that you are defined by how your spouse thinks of you.
When you become single, all of these change. Only you will be able to define who you are and what you achieve, and this can be very empowering.
You'll have more accountability
When you're in a marriage, there's much that's out of your control. You can't predict or control what your spouse will do, and this can stop you from having full ownership of your life experience.
When you are single, it will all be on you to make things happen. This can give you the opportunity to design a life that works for you and that benefits your loved ones.
You'll have more freedom
Is there anything more empowering than total freedom? Getting a divorce will not be without it's challenging moments, but after everything is completed it's likely that you'll have a new sense of freedom. Simply put, you'll be empowered to live life your way.
If you are going through a difficult period in your marriage, you should look into your options. Therapy may be a good option, but you may also want to look into the possibility of filing for divorce.