When your marriage is broken, how can you repair it?
It’s no secret that divorce and the remarriages that follow are a painful experience, but a recent report found that some couples who have been married for a long time have had a harder time healing the damage caused by the separation.
The report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) found that, of those who have broken up, just under 10% have been able to put the situation right, and just over one in three (33%) had been able “to return to a state of cohabitation”.
This is despite the fact that there is no evidence that any one type of relationship causes a higher risk of divorce.
This research is the latest in a series that has highlighted the challenges faced by couples in a relationship break down, including in a separation that leads to remarries.
As part of the AIFS research, the agency conducted interviews with more than 2,000 Australians aged between 18 and 65 who had broken up.
AIFs research found that over half of the respondents who had been married over a certain number of years said that they had suffered at least some form of damage in the years following the split.
“People can often think that a breakup is just about breaking up, but it is often not,” said lead researcher, Associate Professor Jane Rolfe from the University of Melbourne.
“We think this is a problem because it is an easy way to put your mind on something else.
“It can lead to a sense of hopelessness, and it can lead people to get discouraged or to feel that things can’t get any better. “
“The reality is that in the long term, it is going to make it harder for them to get on with their lives and their families.”””
So we need to think about the long-term, how does this affect the person going forward?” “
The reality is that in the long term, it is going to make it harder for them to get on with their lives and their families.”
“So we need to think about the long-term, how does this affect the person going forward?”
The findings of the research also reveal the challenges that couples face when the divorce process is taking a longer time to get to a resolution.
“In terms of the timing, it takes longer for the divorce proceedings to go through than the first stages of remarrying,” Associate Professor Rolfee said.
“For some couples, it’s more than two years.
The research found some couples may be forced to move back in with their children after the divorce, as the divorce takes longer to complete. “
So there’s a delay before the divorce is finalised and it’s a lot longer to go back to your normal life.”
The research found some couples may be forced to move back in with their children after the divorce, as the divorce takes longer to complete.
However, it also found that divorce itself can have a detrimental effect on a relationship.
For example, some couples are concerned that their partner may not return to their normal life once the divorce has been finalised, and they feel that the only option left is to start a new life together.
“It is difficult to see how we can get back to a life together once a divorce has taken place,” Associate Associate Professor Fergus O’Brien said.
“For a long-lasting relationship, that is a pretty hard thing to have to deal with.”