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Empathy and its Role in Divorce and Marital Breakdown

Posted by Crissy Del Percio | Nov 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

empathy role in divorce and marital breakdown

Lack of empathy is an extremely potent factor in divorce law that can cause marriages to end in divorce proceedings. A breakdown can occur as emotional connections and communication become severed between partners; legal professionals assisting clients during these proceedings must understand how a lack of empathy affects this complex process of marital dissolution.

Empathy is often considered the cornerstone of healthy relationships. Without it, marriages become stagnant. Without empathy, there's an emotional distance that widens between spouses, potentially leading to their demise as one or both partners struggle or refuse to empathize; increasing emotional disconnection between partners and increasing chances for marital breakdown.

Empathy is crucial in divorced marriages, as it allows for clear communication and understanding of each other's perspectives. Without it, partners may struggle with communication, leading to miscommunication, unresolved conflict, and communication breakdowns. Legal professionals in the divorce field often witness communication breakdowns due to a lack of empathy, fueling marital discord.

Empathy can lead to emotional breakdown in marriages, as couples often seek support during stress or crisis. Without empathy, they may feel abandoned and isolated, exposing existing issues and causing further breakdown. This emotional void is evident during divorce proceedings when couples seek legal solutions.

Empathy plays an essential role in helping couples resolve marital conflicts. By understanding and acknowledging one another's perspectives and feelings, empathy provides the basis for compromise and finding common ground. Without empathy, disputes may escalate further without resolution and lead to legal separation in divorce court due to couples being unable to find common ground together.

Empathy in marriage significantly impacts both physical and emotional intimacy. Emotional intimacy relies on the open sharing of vulnerabilities and joys, and without empathy, couples may struggle to maintain this bond, leading to feelings of estrangement. Physical intimacy also decreases, causing estrangement and diminishing intimacy. This can lead to feelings of estrangement, ultimately leading to physical intimacy diminishing and often leading to divorce. Divorce cases are a reflection of this erosion of intimacy caused by a lack of empathy among marriage partners.

Empathy is crucial in co-parenting, as disagreements over parenting styles can escalate into hostilities. Divorce lawyers must assess how a lack of empathy affects parenting arrangements during divorce proceedings, focusing on solutions that prioritize child welfare in custody issues, ensuring smooth co-parenting, and preventing hostilities for children.

In conclusion, lack of empathy plays a pivotal role in unraveling relationships and leading to divorce, as divorce lawyers witness its devastating effects as couples struggle with unresolved conflicts, communication breakdowns, and emotional distance. Legal practitioners looking for solutions that address the emotional aspects of divorce must recognize this empathy deficit's effects on couples' marriages.

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About the Author

Crissy Del Percio

Crissy Del Percio is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Additionally, she received her undergraduate degrees in Journalism (News and Information) and Communication Studies from the world-renowned home of the Jayhawks – the University of Kansas. She has been practicing law for a decade and spent the first part of her career specializing in helping low-income survivors of domestic violence. Now at Drama-Free Divorce, Crissy enjoys helping people consciously uncouple. She is also a Guardian Ad Litem and domestic mediator. Crissy has won a number of prestigious awards for her work in public service, but you likely recognize her from her acting career, where she is also an award-winner. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her egregiously overpriced dog, Augustus Rodham and knitting. 

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