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Does PTSD increase the likelihood of divorce?

On this legal blog, we have gone over various topics concerning divorce, from child support to alimony and custody. If you are thinking about splitting up with your marital partner, you may want to think about some of the unique aspects of your circumstances that could affect you throughout the divorce process, such as whether or not you have children. Furthermore, if you or your spouse have PTSD, you may want to keep this in mind throughout divorce.

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, research has shown that post-traumatic stress disorder may increase the likelihood that a married couple will divorce. In fact, statistics show that some veterans who fought in previous wars and suffered from PTSD had a higher divorce rate in comparison to those who did not have PTSD. PTSD, in addition to divorce-related anxiety, can make daily life very challenging.

If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or are married to someone who has this condition, you may want to take steps to reduce some of the stress associated with divorce. Moreover, if you have children, lowering the level of stress and negative emotions throughout the divorce process may be very helpful for them as well. If you are able to, you may want to try to find a positive outcome by amicably working with your spouse. However, this is not always an option on the table. If you are in this position, you should try to focus on finding a healthy outcome for the whole family.

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