The decision to end your marriage may have been a long time coming but still no easier to truly accept. Perhaps you and your spouse simply grew apart, and while there is no substantial animosity toward each other, you both feel that moving on in life separately would be for the best. Still, even a mutually agreed-upon divorce can lead to difficulties moving forward.
Because there are no severe hard feelings, you may wonder at times whether you are making the right decision. If so, just know that these feelings are not uncommon. Many Colorado residents and those elsewhere have conflicting thoughts about their divorce. However, if you and your spouse have made attempts to make the marriage work and still found yourselves unhappy or unsatisfied, ending the relationship may be for the best.
Working through those feelings
Of course, knowing that others have felt similarly does not immediately make your feelings vanish. In fact, your emotions may run the gamut from feeling happy and relieved that the decision has been made to sadness or guilt that your relationship did not work out. Sometimes, those feelings may make your divorce process more difficult. If it reaches a point where you feel overwhelmed, you may want to consider talking with a professional counselor or therapist to fully work through your situation in a healthy way.
Often, working through your feelings may also require you to slow down and take some time for yourself. These days, “self-care” can seem like an empty buzzword, but really, checking in with yourself, focusing on matters outside the divorce, and prioritizing both your mental and physical health could go a long way in allowing you to feel more in control during your divorce.
Pay attention to your case
While setting aside time for yourself is certainly important, so is paying attention to your legal case. By knowing when you need to schedule meetings with your attorney, deadlines for paperwork, dates for any court appearances and more, you may be able to create a schedule to help your case along. Causing delays by forgetting meetings or not having paperwork ready will only make your case more challenging. If you ever feel unclear about what is expected of you during your case, you could always ask the knowledgeable parties involved.