Don't Wait for a Divorce—Life's Too Short to Put Off Finding Joy


Is this the year that you stop living a life in which you are unhappy? Is your marriage the trigger to your unhappiness? What are you waiting for? Life is too short to put off finding your own happiness. Here, you'll find a bit of information that can help you begin making the changes you may need to finally find some joy in life.

Contact a Divorce Lawyer

The very first thing to do is contact a divorce lawyer. This is the person that will be walking you through the divorce process. He or she will become your right-hand person—the person you call with questions, concerns, or problems that need to be addressed.

When you meet with the divorce lawyer for the first time, go prepared. This first consultation won't require every detail about your finances and shared properties, but you will need to provide him or her with some basic information so that they can begin providing you with an idea of what to expect before, during, and after the divorce.

Work with a Counselor or Therapist

Going through a divorce, whether you're the one that wants it or not, is going to be difficult for you. You'll be burdened with emotions that you'll need to release, and if you don't have a good system in place to handle those emotions, things can begin to spiral.

If you don't already have a therapist, try to find one that specializes in divorces or marital problems. This is the professional that will guide you emotionally through the next several months, or years if things should be drawn out that long.

Keep It Peaceful

Are you ending things in a positive way, or are things beginning to get ugly? Divorces can go one of two ways—either peaceful or full of conflict. If you find yourself screaming at each other more than you talk to each other, it's best to avoid conversing about the divorce without the lawyers present. You know that your future ex-spouse can use the things that you do and say against you, so the less you say out of anger, the better. If conversations cannot be managed without one of you losing it, meet with a mediator or the lawyers only.

Now is the time to take back your life. You never know how many tomorrows you'll have, so give yourself the step forward that you need to find happiness before it's too late.


4 January 2019

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