Divorce is never easy. It is hard to think about ending your marriage. Unfortunately, there are times when it is unavoidable. As we move into the new year, we all start to reexamine our lives. If you’ve been unhappy in your marriage it may be time to consider, “is the new year time for divorce?”
Is Your Marriage Impacting Other Areas of Your Life
We often try to keep our personal lives private. Especially when things are tough. But if you are in a constant battle at home it can often affect every other part of your life. It puts you in a bad mood. It eats up your focus. It is hard to consider moving forward in any other part of your life while your home life is in constant turmoil. And even when you think you are keeping the marital discord away from the children, they can still be impacted by the tension at home.
Is Your Marriage Fixable?
It is widely believed that any relationship can be fixed. This belief ignores one important fact. To be fixable, both parties must be willing to work on it and make the necessary changes to improve the situation. If either party is unwilling to do the work to fix the relationship then there cannot be effective change. One person just “living with it” actually makes the situation worse.
Have You (or Your Spouse) Already Checked Out?
I often talk to divorce clients about the difference between the Emotional Divorce and the Legal Divorce. Many people find they, or their spouse, have already gone through the Emotional Divorce long before the Legal Divorce starts. If one party has checked out putting the legal divorce off is just delaying the inevitable.
If It is Time To Move Forward, Let’s Get Started.
Divorce is never a fun process, but at Lewis Kannegieter Law, Ltd. we try to make it as easy as possible. If the marriage is over and it is time to move on, there is no need to keep holding on. When marital discord is negatively impacting your personal life, your children, your health, and your work, it is time for a change. While the decision and process may be difficult, ultimately many people find they are able to not just move on, but thrive after a divorce. If you are at a point where a divorce is unavoidable then we would be happy to discuss the options with you. Contact our office today to schedule your Personal Strategy Session.