When people in New Hampshire walk down the aisle and say their wedding vows, they likely do so with the intention that they will spend the rest of their lives together. However, in the happy glow of an engagement and marriage, many couples are unable to predict how life events will change them and their level of compatibility. Unfortunately, some couples may be reluctant to seek a divorce because of their belief in how their decision will be perceived.
Because divorce -- and the reasons that led to it -- are often topics of conversation that are avoided, many people see the conversation as taboo. In fact, some people may delay their decision to end their marriage because of how they feel their decision will be perceived. However, rather than something to feel shame about, the decision is often the assertion of the person's desire to make decisions that are in the best interests of all involved, including the other spouse and any involved children.
For many people, the decision to end their romantic relationship is simply the first step toward the rest of their life. It allows them an opportunity to learn more about their true selves. Many who have gone through the process would argue that it is a time for both growth and learning for both people.
There are also other factors that could deter someone from seeking a divorce in New Hampshire, including misconceptions about the process. While the process is often portrayed as contentious with dramatic court proceedings, that does not have to be the case. Alternative dispute resolution options often allow issues to be settled in a collaborative and peaceful manner.
Source: thisisinsider.com, "4 reasons why you should never feel ashamed of your divorce", Kristin Salaky, Aug. 7, 2017