You may have heard that half of all marriages end in divorce. Just how accurate this statistic is, no matter how often it’s repeated, is a bit suspect. But the truth is still that many marriages will end in divorce.
What you may be wondering is if any of these couples ever think they made a mistake and decide to get back together after the fact. After all, this is a plot point in many movies and it’s something that people often consider if they were not the ones to file for divorce.
This almost never happens
This has certainly happened in some cases, but the odds are stacked heavily against it. One study determined that it only occurred in about 6% of cases. It almost never happens, and you should certainly not count on it.
This may be important to keep in mind during the divorce process, as it can impact some of the decisions that you make. For instance, hoping that your ex will eventually want to get back together with you, you may be tempted to give them more of the family assets than they deserve or to allow them to control the child custody agreement. But these are binding agreements that you have to adhere to, even after years go by and you realize that the relationship is not coming back.
It’s much more important to focus on your own future and what is best for you and your children. As you work through this process, take the time to look into all of the necessary legal steps to protect your rights.