The New Year is a time for assessing what went right and wrong about the past twelve months, and what you want to change in the coming ones. For many couples, the answer to the latter is “my marriage.” If you are assessing your feelings and think you want to break free from your unhappy marriage this year, it is time to take action.
Divorce is not a rare thing. In fact, divorce is just as common as marriage. It should be normalized as such. If you are considering divorce, however, you want to be sure you are ready for it before you dive in. Here are 5 questions to ask yourself when thinking about going forward with divorce:
Have You Talked About It?
Have you discussed with your partner what is falling short in your relationship? We know it can be a hard thing to do, but divorce is a hard thing too. If you think things are bad enough to be considering divorce, chances are that your spouse is aware of them too. Try having a conversation about it in the calmest way possible and be open to hearing what they have to say.
What Could Change Your Mind?
Imagine what it would take for you to change your mind about calling off your marriage. What would the actions taken look like? What would your marriage look like after? Do you think those actions are realistic to be taken? Would your marriage be worth the effort they would take? Picture what it would take to turn your marriage around, and weigh the reality of that against how things have been recently.
What Does Life Look Like After?
Divorce is a major life change, in almost every aspect of your life. Think about living day-to-day, regular life without your spouse. Can you picture it easily? How much changes? Is there even a clear picture in your head? Start by visualizing a truly independent life, and then ask yourself how that would affect you - and if it is something that you want.
What Can I Do Different Next Time?
That's for you to answer, on your own time.
How Do I Get Started?
Are you ready to talk about getting a divorce with someone who cares? To get the help you need, contact Florida Divorce Law Group today! We can help you gain the freedom and peace of mind you deserve. This New Year's, choose happiness for yourself.