You married the love of your life, promising to work together to resolve conflicts and disagreements whenever they arise. However, through time, a person who once seemed like your perfect match could turn out to be the exact opposite. People change and evolve constantly; sometimes, even your spouse can transform into someone you never agreed to marry. No matter how hard you try to work on your marriage, each argument increases the risk of resentment.
You could grow to hate and disrespect each other, which can lead to infidelity and substance abuse. A divorce can help you save what remains of your relationship by allowing you to part ways in amicable terms. You and your former spouse could negotiate the terms of your divorce together and reach a settlement agreement that benefits everyone involved.
You can decide how to divide your marital property
You and your spouse will have acquired substantial assets together throughout your marriage. Some will have sentimental value, and you may want to keep others for their economic worth. In Maryland, courts will divide your marital property equitably, but you can decide how you will divide your marital property out of court. It will give you both more control over the outcome.
You can design a parenting plan together
If you can preserve an agreeable relationship with your former spouse, you will have an easier time co-parenting. You could work on a parenting plan together and find ways to share custody while prioritizing your children’s best interests. A solid and stable relationship with both parents can significantly benefit your kids’ overall mental health throughout and after the divorce.
While a divorce can signify the end of a marriage, it could also positively redefine and reform your relationship with your spouse. A healthy platonic relationship is better than a toxic marital relationship where neither of you are happy.