How does a divorce affect your friends?

Have you and your spouse considered ending your marriage in New Jersey? Maybe you have had thoughts of divorce but have yet to talk to your spouse about them. Or, perhaps you are in the midst of a divorce. No matter where you are on the spectrum of the potential end of your married life, you are likely to have a myriad of questions about how this type of change will impact your life.

Make no bones about it, every part of your life will be touched by your divorce. This includes your friendships. Chances are that you and your spouse have joint friends that you do things with as couples. That will certainly change. No longer will it be a table for four at dinner but a table for three. Or will there be a table at all? Psychology Today explains that there may be many ways that friends get divvied up in a divorce.

If one person blatantly cheated on the other, the one deemed the "victim" is likely to get the lion's share of support among joint friends. Apart from a right-and-wrong situation like this, friends end up getting scattered. Those that were your friends before you met your spouse most often remain your friends and vice versa. Friends you met and acquired together once you were a couple can find the breakup harder. This may be due in part because your divorce makes them feel vulnerable in their own marriage.

This information is not intended to be legal advice but rather to give New Jersey residents an idea of the far-reaching ramifications of a divorce in their everyday lives.