There’s no avoiding the fact that divorce is a huge life change for most people. Hopefully, this is a positive experience overall. After all, you or your spouse (or both of you) decided to end your marriage. There is almost always a good reason for this, even when neither side is “to blame” through adultery, wasting money, abandoning the family, etc.
Still, divorce is often portrayed in Carmel as almost a traumatic event that negatively impacts every facet of your life, at least while you are in the proceedings and for a while afterward. The positive effects often go overlooked. But many people find their lives improve quickly after their marriages end.
Survey reveals consequences of divorce for workers
An interesting recent study suggests one way that divorce can benefit your life: by helping your career. In a survey of divorced people, nearly 39 percent said that their work situation improved after their marriage ended. More respondents (about 44 percent) reported that their divorce negatively affected their jobs. But the fact that the numbers were so close shows how everyone’s experience with divorce is different.
Some people start earning more money, find a better job, or simply take more satisfaction in their work. It could be that the stress or distraction of problems in their marriage held many people back from pursuing job opportunities. Or those issues could have impacted work performance and productivity increased once the marriage problems ended.
Besides the possible financial benefits of divorce, most people eventually benefit emotionally as well. The future is yours to make what you want of it after a fair and reasonable divorce settlement. The best way to make that happen is to work with an experienced divorce attorney.