Is Divorce good or bad?

United States
October 2, 2006 11:48pm CST
Say you are in an abusive relationship.. your partner phsyically and emotionally abuses not only you BUT your young children (ages 4 and 1 1/2) as well.. would you view a divorce from your partner in this situation a GOOD idea or a BAD idea??
5 responses
• United States
8 Feb 07
I was in this same situation myself. I got divorced, and I view it as a VERY GOOD thing. It's not good for anyone to live in a dysfunctional relationship like that. It's very harmful to the children too.
• United States
8 Feb 07
I think it's a very bad idea. I am in a point in my life where divorce seems like the best option for me. My husband has become completely nasty in moody in the last couple of months. I figured it was midlife crisis. He is refusing to seek counseling or to visit a doctor. I can't stand the way he screams at me or the kids. We aren't doing anything wrong. My kids are very unhappy. I think you only live life once and it should be a happy one.
@swarn47 (1707)
• India
2 Dec 06
If the marital relations have worsened. Then I will say Divorce is good. It is better to seek divorce than lead an unnecessary tensionful life.
@Zamin123 (223)
• Canada
9 Oct 06
I would say getting divorse just for the heck for it is bad. It leads to depression and other stupid stuff you don't to get in. But if your getting abused, go for it.
9 Oct 06
I think divorce for the right reasons such as a physically abusive partner is never something I’d object, although I wouldn’t object on any other basis either. I’d just hope a couple could use as a last resort rather than a running for the hills at the first sign of danger.