We recently covered why second marriages are more likely to fail than first marriages. The fact of the matter is that any marriage has the chance of failing, especially if both parties aren’t putting forth their full effort. As devastating as this might be, it is often a chance for a new life for you.
When you are facing a divorce, you can view it as the end of the road or you can view it as the beginning of a new road. Keeping a positive attitude isn’t something that you can do all the time. You will likely hit some rough patches. Still, you can take steps to ensure that your new life starts out as good as possible.
Your new life might be impacted by a host of factors. One of these is the settlement you get in the divorce. This includes the assets you receive, the debts you must pay, the child custody agreement and any support orders. All of these can affect your future.
When you are working through the divorce issues, you do have some control over what happens as long as you and your ex try to work things out through mediation. This isn’t always an easy process, but you will likely find that having the mediator present does help the situation.
The most important thing that you can do is to ensure that you and your children can enjoy life. You mustn’t dwell on the what ifs or the might haves. Instead, look toward the future and work to enjoy that new future in ways that you might not have been able to if you stayed married.