Many people discover that divorce is one of the most stressful processes that they ever navigate. One reason why divorce is such a strenuous process is that it impacts every aspect of a person’s life, including where that person lives, how much time he or she spends with his or her children, and how that person’s money is spent. In the worst divorces, some people discover that things are better after the divorce than how they were during the marriage. Other people discover that the opposite is true. There are also a number of harsh realities to confront when navigating a divorce that people tend never to discuss. The following will review some aspects of divorce for which you might not be prepared.

It is Common to Feel Sad, Even if You Initiated the Divorce

Divorce results in many substantial and profound changes in your life. Even if you were the one who initiated the divorce, you will likely still feel a variety of emotions as you navigate the process including anxiety, sadness, excitement, and loss. Weathering a divorce is a major transition. While you are not the first person to navigate the end of a marriage, no two divorces are the same. This is a unique and personal process that will test many aspects of your perspective about the world. 

Not Everyone Will be Supportive of Your Divorce

It would be encouraging if everyone was supportive about the end of your marriage, but this will likely not be the case. Many people discover that even some members of their immediate family treat them differently after divorce. Other people find that divorce forever changes the relationship that they share with many people who were previously believed to be friends. You will also discover that some people you often overlooked as friends will come out of the woodwork and play a more important role in your life than ever. 

After a Marriage Ends, You Will Not Heal Immediately

In the way that you did not get married overnight, you will not heal from the pain associated with your divorce instantaneously. Instead, it is common to find that the healing process after divorce is a long and winding one. Instead, it will take months or sometimes even years for you to fully recover from a divorce. Try to view divorce as a marathon rather than a sprint. By gearing up for the long run, you will likely be able to cope with the end of your marriage more easily.

Speak with an Experienced Family Law Attorney

Countless complex issues are involved in a divorce, which can make it impossible to navigate every aspect of the process peacefully. If you are navigating the divorce process, you should understand that it can help greatly to retain the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. Contact Vayman & Teitelbaum, PC today so that we can begin taking steps to help you navigate every part of your divorce.