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Am I Justified in Asking for a Texas Divorce? 

 Posted on October 14, 2022 in Divorce

Bexar County Divorce LawyerDeciding whether or not to get a divorce can be one of the most challenging decisions a person ever has to make. It is common for people considering divorce to go back and forth, sometimes wanting to separate, and other times wanting very much to keep their family together. Considering that divorce has the potential to have negative consequences for both spouses and children, it is not a decision to take lightly; and yet, at some point, the decision must be made. 

If you have been thinking about divorce and are wondering whether your reasons are “good enough,” it may be helpful to read what psychological experts say are rational reasons for divorce. Of course, no matter what the experts or anyone else says, your own judgment and intuition should guide you in this important decision before anything else. To learn about common reasons for divorce, read this blog and then contact a Texas divorce attorney to find out more about the divorce process, including issues regarding child support, alimony, custody, and property division. 

Physical Abuse

While this one may seem fairly obvious to people who are not involved in physically abusive relationships, spouses of physically abusive partners often find it difficult to leave–and for good reason. Rarely is a person all good or all bad; a person who sometimes loses their temper and throws things or hits their spouse may manipulate their partner into believing they have redeeming qualities. However, for your own safety and that of your children, experts recommend leaving a relationship where physical abuse is present. 

Emotional Abuse

Less easy to identify than physical abuse, emotional abuse can be no less damaging. If your partner constantly makes you feel terrible about yourself, gives you guilt trips, calls you names, or bullies you, you are completely justified in wanting to end the relationship. Nobody deserves to be made to feel less than. If your spouse is emotionally abusing your children, it is important to know that such abuse can cause long-lasting damage to a developing child. 

Substance Abuse

What may start as simply going overboard with drugs or alcohol from time to time can easily escalate into a full-blown substance abuse problem. People who are inebriated on drugs or alcohol are not themselves. They do not understand safe limits and wise behaviors. They can, even without meaning to, endanger those they love. If your spouse has a substance abuse issue and refuses to seek help, it may be time to end the relationship. 

Your Partner Does Not Love or Respect You

Marriage is complicated. Those who have been married for many years know that love has many forms, some of which can come and go. The passionate young love newlyweds feel generally fades and is replaced by something more calm and lasting but no less important. However, if your spouse genuinely does not love you and uses this as a reason to treat you with disrespect, you do not have to feel obligated to stay married to this person. 

Contact a San Antonio Divorce Attorney

If you are considering divorce and want to learn more about the process and what it could mean for you and your family, speak with an experienced Bexar County divorce attorney with Brandon Wong & Associates. We offer a no-pressure consultation so you can get answers to your questions and feel comfortable making the decision that is right for you. Call us today at 210-201-3832 to get started. 



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