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Some find boosts to career after divorce

12736557_m.jpgFor Missouri residents, going through a divorce can be tiring and stressful. For some, depending on their work situation, the divorce can also end up hindering or advancing their careers too.

One particularly tricky area can be if two spouses work together or own a business together. If the divorce is rather heated, this can lead to serious work complications.

Take for example one couple who owned a business together. At one point during the divorce, one spouse ended up finding themselves locked out of the office with no computer access. Since the husband was a prime investor in the business, this only further complicated matters. In the end, the business ended up being shut down.

However, not all careers are hurt, and for some the divorce is actually a booster.

For one police officer, after 20 years of marriage he found himself in the middle of a rather long and drawn out separation and eventual divorce. And while the process was tiring and stressful, he said he actually found comfort in being able to have the support of co-workers.

Career wise, some also find their true calling after a divorce. For example, one former nurse who was married to a doctor said after the divorce she was able to find her true identity. Now she runs several businesses where she works with pets.

Lastly, some point to the fact that once the focus is taking off of a marriage, the focus can be put on a career, which ultimately can lead to job advancements.

Source: Sun Sentinel, "Painful divorces can help or hurt careers," Marcia Heroux Pounds, July 15, 2012

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