A lot of Californians find the divorce process difficult. While there are certainly financial issues to contend with, there are also serious emotional implications. After all, ending your marriage means disentangling a life that you’ve shared with your spouse for years or perhaps even decades.
- Allowing yourself to feel the full extent of your emotions, meaning that you don’t try to suppress your anger, sadness, and frustration
- Not being so hard on yourself and realizing that it’s okay to operate at something less than 100% while you focus on your divorce and opening the next chapter of your life
- Finding support to help you through this difficult time, recognizing that there are family members, friends, support groups, and mental health professionals who stand ready to assist you with your needs
- Focusing on what’s important to you, including any interests that may have been shelved during the course of your marriage
- Avoiding conflict with your spouse or former spouse as much as possible to avoid tension and additional stress
- Recognizing that you’ll find a new normal after the upheaval of marriage dissolution
- Having open and honest communication with your children while ensuring that they maintain as consistent of a routine as possible.
Competently navigate your divorce
Divorce is rarely easy, but you shouldn’t rush through the process just to get it over with. Instead, you should be diligent in working to ensure that you position yourself for a successful post-divorce life. Fortunately, help is available if you need it.