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Good Relationships Can Offer Support Through Divorce

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divorce relationship supportDivorce is simply a part of life for many people in the United States and in most parts of the world. Almost everyone has a family member, friend, or other acquaintance who has had their marriage end. Relationships, including marriage relationships, are often the subject of examination and study for a number of reasons.

Whether the focus is on factors that usually lead to a relationship ending, or what characteristics are generally present in a successful relationship, it seems these topics and others are of interest to a majority of the population, and with good reason. Relationships are an integral part of the human experience and affect the lives of nearly every individual.

The Secret to a Good Relationship

For the most part, people agree that they are happier when they are involved in a meaningful relationship. According to a recent article, scientists took this proposition one step further in order to attempt to determine how this type of relationship is achieved and whether such relationships truly make a difference to a person’s well-being. Researchers found that people who had good relationships not only thrived and were happy, but also had support to help them cope during times of stress or adversity. What is more, individuals may find this type of relationship with any number of others, including friends, parents, or partners. The support most needed will vary depending on the situation.

If a person is going through a difficult time, particularly facing a setback such as a divorce, they may find a great benefit in relying on support from someone with whom they share a close relationship. Researchers found that this may involve the supporting person offering the other a safe place to feel free of their burdens, which provides an opportunity to develop coping strategies. Further, the support provider can help the other get through the difficult situation by keeping them motivated and helping them deal with their problems in a positive way. Lastly, the support provider can present the idea that the current adversity is a chance for positive change to occur in the other’s life. Scientists involved in the study have defined this as “providing a source of strength for thriving through adversity.”

Some see the purpose of the study as showing how close relationships can bring out the best in people and encouraging individuals to rely on their loved ones for support in times of hardship. Perhaps more importantly, some experts believe the study reveals much about how loved ones can help individuals in their journeys of personal growth. Supportive people can offer benefits, even if an individual is not going through hard time, simply by being a source of encouragement and positivity in their everyday lives.

Divorce Attorney

If you or someone you know is going through a divorce, it is important to reach out to others for support during this difficult time. It is equally as important to consult with an experienced divorce attorney about your case, who can discuss your matter with you and can advocate on your behalf. Contact the team of Wheaton family law attorneys at the Davi Law Group, LLC today to schedule a consultation. We have offices located in Warrenville, Wheaton, and Chicago.
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