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Understanding the reality of a divorce

It is always a difficult decision to decide to file for a divorce. But before you get to that place, it is important to understand the different stages of grief and development that you are likely to go through.

The process of divorce is different for everybody. However, there is an emotional process that is undertaken, as well as an administrative one. The following are some tips on how to navigate the divorce journey.

You do not need to despise your spouse in order to get a divorce

Many people have an assumption that all divorces should be hate-fueled, angry affairs that build up like a whirlwind. However, divorce can also be two people that simply and quietly acknowledge that they are incompatible with each other, and that they would be happier if they went their separate ways.

Your life does not need to fall apart

Yes, there are going to be some major changes in your life. This may mean that you will need to work on yourself in order to establish a new identity and a vision for the future. But this does not mean you have to fall apart. A divorce can be a positive and healthy period of growth.

The decision will become your foundation

Once you have decided, like any big decision, you will feel empowered to take action and build a better, stronger future for yourself and your children.

If you are considering divorce, it is important that you reflect on the implications that this will have on your finances and on your daily life before taking action.

Source: Huffington Post, "Deciding To Divorce? 5 Harsh Realities You Need To Accept First," accessed March 08, 2018

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