Making the decision to end a marriage is rarely easy for couples in Texas and around the country, and even relationships that seem damaged beyond repair may sometimes be salvaged if both spouses remain committed and are willing to compromise. However, when marriages have become toxic and are causing harm, seeking a divorce may be a wise and practical step to take.
Divorce could be the only viable option when spouses have substance abuse problems that they refuse to acknowledge or seek help to overcome. Individuals often turn to alcohol or drugs when their personal relationships no longer provide them with comfort and support, and ending a marriage in these situations could benefit both substance abusers and those who are subjected to their destructive behavior on a daily basis. Drinking and using drugs may also lead to the kind of physical and emotional abuse that can wreck homes and doom children to a future of unhappiness and dysfunctional relationships.