When you walked down the aisle to marry your partner, you probably weren’t considering divorce as a part of your future. However, with about 41% of first marriages ending in divorce, you may find yourself looking at the ins and outs of divorce. Any divorce is emotionally charged, even if you are in a relationship that is choosing to amicably part ways. If you are in the thick of proceedings, or even in the beginning of the process, you could feel like you are stressed beyond repair. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep yourself together while you travel this difficult road.
Find your support system
Everyone going through divorce needs a reliable support network of friends and family members to talk to. Resist the urge to have one of your partner’s family members as a part of this system, as things may fall apart when the divorce continues on its way. Instead, make time in your busy week for dinner with a few girlfriends or coffee with your sister; you don’t have to spend the entire time hashing out every part of your divorce frustrations, but just having an outlet for support and encouragement will help you feel loved and secure.
Talk about finances
For many people going through divorce, financial worries are at the top of their concern list. Meet with an accountant, financial advisor, or trusted friend to go over your own financial situation. Can you afford to live in your home with your personal salary? What types of funds do your children need on a monthly basis? Knowing where your money is – and what money you need going forward alone – can help you feel secure and know the steps you need to take.
Ask for help
Even the best set of friends cannot always give you the emotional support and guidance that you need to feel your best. Consider meeting with a counselor or psychiatrist on a regular basis to talk about your feelings and unpack what is going on in your life.
Find an advocate
Most importantly, find an attorney that will advocate for your best interests during the divorce process. Many times, divorce proceedings and requests can get heated; if you have a fierce attorney alongside you, your assets and future will be protected.
Are you ready to connect with an attorney who always advocates for her clients? Call Gandhi Selim Law today for your free consultation. We would love to learn more about you and your situation so that we can develop a plan that keeps your interests and future at the center.