The ups and downs of the divorce process

On Behalf of | Jun 18, 2024 | Divorce

Dissolving a marriage you thought would last forever is not easy. However, besides the challenge of ending your marriage in itself, there are several obstacles to overcome.

Here are four of them:

1. Unfulfilled dreams

Admitting that some of the dreams you had regarding your marriage won’t be fulfilled can be devastating. Unrealized dreams significantly contribute to confusion during and after divorce since you had a life planned out, possibly for years. Designing a new life can be challenging but exciting – you get to plan new adventures.

2. Loneliness

Feeling lonely during divorce is not uncommon, but it can make the process so difficult. When you end a marriage, you not only lose a spouse, but chances are you also lose your best friend. That’s why having a support network is beneficial. This is the time to spend more time with loved ones. Joining a local support group is also crucial.

3. Shame

When you dissolve a marriage, you may feel shame, as you may believe you “failed” to keep an oath you took. You may also be ashamed to tell your family and friends that you are getting a divorce. Nonetheless, divorce is nothing to be ashamed of. Deciding to end a relationship that was not good for you is something to be proud of. Besides, you may get more support and acceptance than expected.

4. Children

If you are going through a divorce with children, breaking the news to them and planning for their future in two homes can make your experience different. But learning more about how and when to tell your kids about your divorce and implementing a custody arrangement can ensure that they thrive post-divorce.

Some factors can make a divorce difficult. Learn as much as you can to make your process more manageable.