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  • Writer's pictureJames Chau

The Emotional Toll Taken During Divorce/Dissolution

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

An often overlooked topic that one goes through during a divorce is the emotional toll that it can take on a person. The emotions that come with a divorce can often be overwhelming. A great article I read covered this very topic.

According to the news story. The idea that failure has occured doesn’t get thought through prior to filing. Many couples considering divorce never take into account the idea of being alone and the difficulties it brings. We all know that marriage and maintaining a relationship requires work every single day. The first emotions that people often feel when a marriage ends are a sense of failure. When a marriage does not work out there is a sense of having done something wrong which led to this result. The article encourages its readers to attempt to find solutions to their problems prior to filing, if there is no abuse or alcoholism involved.

The article further reads that, another emotion that one might experience is loneliness. After a divorce many people are by themselves or alone with their children. Your friends whom you used to spend time with as a couple may no longer invite you to come along because of the potential akwardness involved. The article further reads that, after being married for some time, you may not be used to doing things alone and there can often being a feeling of the loss of having someone with whom to share your life. This can be an opportunity to go out and try something your former partner never wanted to do. There are silve linings involved in the process.

There are many things to think about before taking the first step toward divorce and the emotions that follow a divorce should be carefully thought of. Many compare divorce to a death in the family and considering the emotions that come with such stress, it is a rightful comparison.

If you are in the midst of a traumatic divorce or just contemplating it, there are resources available and an empathetic ear. If there is any doubt I would suggest you try marriage counseling to give it another chance to save the marriage. Please contact my San Jose Family Lawyers office. We help many individuals through this very chaotic period in their life. Proudly serving the following cities, Fremont, Milpitas, Los Gatos, Cupertino, Mountain View, and Santa Clara.

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