Everything you go through during your divorce can be devastating. However, some things may be more difficult than others, and they can determine the experience you have. If you have decided to go through the divorce process, it helps to be informed about what to expect.
Here are two difficult things about divorce:
Accepting the marriage is over
You may know your marriage is irretrievably broken, but this does not mean you don’t wish it could have worked. Accepting that your marriage is over and divorce is inevitable can be challenging. When you got married, you thought it would last forever. But now you have to accept the life you planned for is gone.
Spending time with loved ones, going to therapy and doing self-care activities like journaling, exercising, meditation and taking a break can help you. With time, you will embrace your new reality and be willing to establish it.
Your children will be affected
If you are going through a divorce with children, it can be hard to accept that no matter how hard you try, the divorce will affect them. It will be difficult for them as well, especially in the beginning. They may take time to get used to their new life, moving between two homes and not seeing one parent daily, among other changes.
Luckily, you can help your children cope with the divorce with a few tips, including:
- Encouraging them to talk about their feelings
- Taking them to therapy
- Inviting their loved ones (family members and friends) over to hang out with them
With time, they will be okay and comfortable in their new life.
These two aspects can make divorce difficult, but you can handle them with practical tips. You should also get legal help to protect your interests.