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Many unhappy couples say they lack the courage to divorce


Marriage is supposed to be a union that makes each party to the relationship happy. Yet, as we all know, many marriages start out great, but then turn into something different, defined by disagreements and emotional strain. While many in these situations decide to get a divorce, many others remain married despite their marital difficulties. A recent study may have found out why.

Divorce does not always have to include court and arguments


When people think of divorce, they often think of heated disputes that can make settlement on any issue nearly impossible. They envision arguments breaking out in court, angry outbursts during meetings, a lack of communication, and extreme emotional pain. Though some divorces do go through some emotionally charged stages, the process does not have to be scarring.

Domestic violence turns into shooting


Domestic violence affects thousands of households every year. These circumstances can place spouses and children at risk of severe physical and emotional harm that may be very difficult to move past. As a result, families can be torn apart by domestic abuse. Sometimes, instances of domestic violence can explode into a potentially deadly situation. One such occurrence happened recently and can help Maryland residents see the dangers of domestic violence.

Supreme Court rules in Native American child custody case


When people think of child custody disputes they typically think of divorced parent fighting over their own child. Sometimes, though, custody battles arise when a family adopts a child and then one of the child's biological parents tries to assert their parental rights by charging they never disclaimed those rights. As can be seen by a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, these are difficult cases, laced with high emotions and have no easy solution.

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