Crystal Wright | March 7, 2023 | Divorce
At the time of getting married, no one thinks that their partnership will ever end. Still, it sometimes happens nonetheless. On average, the divorce rate is 2.5 per 1,000 in the U.S. and 2.9 per 1,000 in Georgia.
Acceptance is one of the most critical but challenging steps in ending your marriage. It may seem impossible to do, but it is not, and you can get through it by surrounding yourself with love and support and putting yourself and your needs first.
Letting Go Can Be Difficult
No one ever said the divorce process is easy. Regardless of the time you and your spouse spent together, it is almost always tough to think about formally ending your marriage. It can be especially difficult if you share children, as you know this person will remain in your life forever.
While it can be tough to let go, sometimes, letting go is what you need most. This is particularly true if you’re experiencing abuse, adultery, or anything that can hurt you mentally, emotionally, or even physically.
Letting go can be stressful and scary, but your life does not end along with your marriage. You can think of the ending as a new beginning.
Taking Steps To Accept That Your Marriage Is Ending
Everyone is unique and experiences different mental and emotional challenges when accepting that their marriage has run its course. However, the following can help get you on the right path to acceptance, understanding, and moving forward with your life.
Celebrate Your Marriage
First and foremost, it’s okay to celebrate your marriage and look back at your time together with love. Spouses sometimes look at their marriage as a failure, choosing to look at only the bad and not the good.
While the marriage may be ending, there was once a time you and your spouse were in love. You should take the time to reflect on your relationship and your marriage.
What made you fall in love with your spouse? What are the things about your spouse you admire most? How did your spouse make you feel? What will you miss most about them?
Looking at the good rather than just focusing on the bad can change your perspective on your relationship and your spouse and help you go into your divorce with a different mindset.
Acknowledge Your Feelings and Emotions
It’s okay to experience many feelings and emotions, and often, they come in waves. You may be stuck in a perpetual cycle of sadness, anger, happiness, and many other feelings. That’s entirely normal and expected.
While many try to fight off their feelings, it’s better to sit with them. Try to understand your feelings and emotions and why you may be experiencing them. Journaling and self-reflection are helpful tools.
Seek Help and Support
Whether it be family, friends, or a mental health counselor, it is helpful to have a support group. Surrounding yourself with individuals that love and care about you can make you feel better about yourself and your decision to end your marriage.
Invest in Yourself
Put yourself first. Even though you’re going through a rough time, taking care of yourself and investing in your well-being and future is critical.
Set goals for yourself, engage in self-care, spend time with people who make you feel good, and don’t abandon yourself throughout this time. More than ever, it’s essential to put yourself first and do what makes you happiest.
Talk to a Divorce Lawyer
One of the reasons accepting that your marriage is over is so difficult is you may not know where to begin or what to do. While it can be overwhelming, a divorce attorney can provide guidance and support.
You don’t have to go through the process of ending your marriage alone. When you have a divorce lawyer on your side, you can have peace of mind and feel confident knowing you have the best ally to help you navigate this challenging time.
Contact the Divorce Lawyers at Crystal Wright Law To Get Legal Assistance Today
To learn more and get the help you deserve, call our divorce & family law firm at (404) 594-2143 or reach out to Crystal Wright Law online by visiting our contact us page.
You can also visit our law firm at 440 S. Perry Street Suite 105, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.