We bounce so many ideas off our partners that we feel we can’t function on our own after divorce. But you can learn to make decisions independently again.
If your spouse doesn’t want a divorce, he or she may put up a fight, making the process difficult. How can you convince him to divorce amicably?
Adultery is one reason for divorce. But what if your spouse or partner accuses you of cheating when you are completely innocent?
The stress of divorce strikes everyone at one time or another during the process, but teenagers can compound the emotional upheaval at home. As one therapist puts it, teenagers are in the middle of figuring out their identities as humans, and divorce throws a wrench into the process.
If you and your partner can barely speak to each other without anger, co-parenting is going to be difficult.
The stress of divorce is unique, one of those situations you cannot fully understand until you’ve lived through it.
In the relationship that is ending, bills were paid, repairs to car and home were scheduled, retirement accounts were (hopefully) created, and important information was filed (by paper or electronically). After a divorce, you have to find a way to organize all the new information along with the old.
Making the decision to get a divorce is often a process, a slow march toward the moment when one or both of you decides the marriage is not working.
For children, seeing their parents live separately is hard enough. But if one parent moves to a new city or state, that separation feels even worse.
The long-term conflict of divorce can cause stress in children, not to mention anger, anxiety, confusion, guilt, fear, and more. Even if your children come to realize it was the best decision, how do you help and protect children through the transition?