Despite the stereotype that women are more interested in marriage than men, studies show that they are more likely to seek a divorce. In 2015, research from the American Sociological Association found that in more than two-thirds of divorces, women were the initiators. Women in Texas and around the country may seek a divorce because of a lack of support for their career and an expectation that they will do most of the child care and housework even if they work outside the home.
A divorce can cause a lot of pain. Having children makes things even more complicated, especially since parents have to help the child process their pain and still make good parenting decisions. Texas co-parents may be interested in learning some strategies to help them as they navigate through new challenges after a divorce.