You may have been putting off divorce because you’re worried about what life will look like after the split. You know that you’re not happy in your marriage, but you’re at least content with the rest of your life. You’re comfortable.
Is all of that going to change? Are you going to find yourself broke, living in an apartment with roommates that you can’t stand, just like in college? It’s very natural to worry about this as a man who is thinking of breaking off his marriage.
Your income may also increase
The truth, as the title notes, is that studies have found that men’s standard of living tends to go up when they get divorced, and the same is true for their relative income. Odds are that you’re going to be better off than you were before your marriage ended.
Of course, there are counter-examples to everything, and you can find stories of men who have not fared as well. But the general idea that men go broke and lose everything in a divorce is a myth. The courts today see men and women as quite equal when it comes time to divide the marital assets. You’re not going to lose everything, and your overall expenses could drop significantly once you settle into your new single life.
This isn’t to say that you should get divorced, but just that you should not necessarily let these financial worries keep you in a marriage that you want to leave. Instead, take the time to really look into the legal options you have to gain the future you really want.