Divorcing a Drug Addict
The hardest decision that one has to make is probably to decide to stay in a marriage or leave the other spouse. It is difficult because a part of that person will always want to be with the love of his or her life. However, there are times when the love is not just big enough and the problems are so apparent that sometimes, the best thing to do is to get a divorce. A lot of questions will be asked such as: “Is the marriage worth saving?” “Should we get a marriage counselor?” or “Should we move on with our lives and leave each other for good?” When it comes to making a decision, there are many factors that must be taken into consideration so you can come up with the right option.
One of the most common problems in every marriage is having a partner who is a drug addict. It can cause so much stress not only to the husband or wife but also to the children, as well as the relatives or friends of the family. As medically proven, drugs can have negative effects on its users. There are cases when drug addicts become violent thereby posing a great danger to the people surrounding them. If you are dealing with a partner who is a drug dependent, divorce could be the right thing to do. Evaluate the condition of your spouse and determine whether or not the addiction can still be cured. When the addiction is beyond redemption, talk to a lawyer and ask for the legal advice on how you can file a divorce case against the other spouse.
Aside from thinking about divorcing your drug addict spouse, you must also think of the possible effects of your decision. Since the other party is under the influence of drugs, there is a high possibility that dealing with him or her may cause you trouble especially if it involves child custody and support. Before you negotiate with him or her, do not forget to bring an attorney with you. This is the best way to protect your rights and interests pending the divorce proceedings.
Never feel guilty about breaking up with a partner who has a drug addiction. Sometimes, you are left with no choice but to set aside your love for the other party and make a decision for the benefit of your family. You cannot stay in a marriage that is no longer working. Most importantly, you cannot place your children's life in danger by living with a person who is an addict.
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