Getting a divorce is a major life decision. If you are feeling like your marriage is coming to an end there are a few things to consider before making such a big decision. When a marriage feels bad, reconciling can seem impossible but it still may be worth one more try.
What are the Consequences?
There are many consequences of divorce. Some can be good like feeling free from painful relationships and others can be hard, like the effects it will have on the kids. Look at the consequences that you will experience from your divorce and weigh them before you make a final decision. Staying in a toxic or abuse relationship “for the kids” is not a good idea because everyone will needlessly suffer in the long run. If there are good reasons to wait until things will be better for the kids and you will be able to make things work, this is a different story. A professional family law firm like the Cordell & Cordell team can give advice and help you know what to expect when going through a divorce and life afterward. This will give you insight into things that you may not know that could effect your decisions.
Is This Really the End?
Relationships can ebb and flow during seasons of our lives. If you are feeling like you are wanting a divorce ask yourself if you are ready for it to all be over. Don’t end a marriage just because it is a hard season of your life and then after time you will feel that love and spark again. If you feel that it is best to end the marriage and the love is gone, contact a professional like Cordell & Cordell to start the next steps.
Are Emotions Getting in the Way?
We make emotional decisions all the time, but it’s good to remember that an emotional decision is not always the right decision. If emotions are high and rough because of an argument let it settle before deciding on a divorce. Maybe time away to clear your head and emotions is needed to make decisions that are in your best interest. If you can clearly say that a divorce is what needs to happen after the emotions are gone then you are probably right.
Considering your emotions, the spark and the consequences can be a good indicator if it is time for a divorce or if you want to try and make your marriage work. Luckily, there are professionals that can help you along either path.