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IL divorce lawyerIf you are not getting along with your spouse and believe your marriage is unhealthy, you may be wondering whether you should avoid a divorce and stay married for your children. Contrary to popular belief, staying together for the kids is not a wise move. Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons staying married for your kids can do more harm than good.

1. Children May Face Resentment

Staying in an unhappy marriage may cause resentment. Your children may feel like they need to take one parent’s side over the other and experience a great deal of stress and anxiety. Even if you attempt to hide your marriage problems, your children will eventually notice the way you interact with your spouse. They may blame themselves for your issues and face guilt, low self-esteem, and resentment.

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Illinois divorce attorney, Illinois family law attorneyOver two million couples annually recite these words, "to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer and poorer, in sickness and health until death do us part." These traditional wedding vows echo throughout a marriage but can your spouse be placing extra emphasis on the "sickness and health" reference? Perhaps, as the following scenarios, compiled by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) demonstrate how your spouse may influence your health either in a good direction or perhaps a direct path to a qualified divorce attorney.

Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

Obviously, if your spouse is an optimist, even though you may see the glass as half empty, marriages with at least one spouse being the ultimate optimistic, studies report, that both spouses experienced fewer instances of chronic illnesses. Sustainable mobility and motor skills remained intact longer than if one or even both spouses were perceived as pessimistic.

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working mom, family lawyer, family law attorney, Illinois divorce lawyer, breadwinnerIn the past two decades, it has become more common for women to work outside the home. In some cases, these women are rising in the ranks and bringing home the bacon, meaning that there are more female breadwinners than ever before. British researchers determined that in certain cases, having a female breadwinner can actually lead to more stable families overall rather than divorce.

Researchers followed nearly 4,000 British couples from the when their child was an infant to age seven. The goal of the project was to learn if there was a greater likelihood the couple would terminate the relationship when the female was the primary breadwinner. The study results showed that parents are just as likely to stick together in cases where the mother earns more money than the father.

The researchers also found that for the period between the child’s age four and seven, couples where the wife earned more faced a divorce rate 80% lower than situations where the father earned more money.

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