Back-to-School Planning a Source of Strife in Many American Marriages This Year
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has placed a lot of stress on marriages and families throughout the United States, for a variety of reasons. One recent addition to those reasons is the varying back-to-school plans being implemented in the nation’s school districts, and strong different opinions between spouses about the best way to handle the new school year.
Plans for districts really vary depending on location. There are many districts that have gone with a fully virtual start to the year, many others that have gone back in person five days a week and others that are using a hybrid in-person/virtual model, at least to start with.
A stressful start to the school year
Parents have had to balance the health of their children with their ability to earn wages to support their families, and in some marriages, it is an issue that has resulted in significant increases in tension.
One parent might feel strongly that in-person learning is the best option for their children, while the other might feel strongly that staying at home for now is the best way to ensure the children’s safety until case numbers fall. The added financial strain that might come from a parent having to stay home from work to supervise children during online schooling can take a toll on the health of a marriage.
The COVID-19 pandemic has already led to a surge in divorces across the nation. There are many who now expect the tension around back-to-school plans will only increase those numbers.
For more information about divorce during the pandemic and the legal options you have, contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.