Has divorcing your partner been weighing heavily on your heart and mind lately? Is your mind full of questions and second-guessing, all while running possible scenarios of how a separation would play out?
All of these feelings and thoughts are completely normal to have, but before you decide to talk about getting divorced, there are several questions you need to ask yourself and here are a few of them:
- Do you still love your spouse on a deeper level? If not, what changed this?
- Are you still hopeful that your marriage will survive?
- Do you feel the issues you have with your spouse can be resolved?
- What was the catalyst that caused you to want to become separated from your partner?
- Have you tried sharing your concerns with your spouse? Did they listen, truly listen? Did you find solutions?
- Can your marital happiness be restored?
- Have you discussed your roles in your marriage? Can you help your spouse with their role?
- Are you able to handle the financial landscape changing?
- What are your fears of getting divorced?
- Have you run through what your divorce conversation would look like when speaking to your spouse?
When you contemplate asking your spouse for a marital separation, it’s important to answer these questions BEFORE you talk to them about divorce proceedings.
If you are unsure how to proceed, reach out to a mental health professional who can help you work through your thoughts and emotions before speaking with your partner, as well as learning about the most respectful and peaceful way to divorce.
Family Divorce Solutions is comprised of well-respected, experienced and trained attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, and child specialists who work as a team to reach a complete and satisfactory divorce resolution for everyone involved.
Contact us today to see how we can help you keep your family’s emotional wellbeing intact during your divorce proceedings.
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental health or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.