As a prosperous individual, people often assume you have it all: You run a successful business, have well-behaved children and great friends. To top it off, you have a great spouse who seems like they support you. What they don’t know is that your relationship with your spouse is platonic, and you’re ready to go through a divorce. You want to break things off, but you don’t know how to handle the fallout.
It can be hard to end a marriage, no matter how long you’ve been together or what factors play a role in your case. If you are not sure you want to go through with a divorce, you should consider marital counseling or therapy before doing so. If that doesn’t work, then you and your spouse may benefit from separating.
How do you handle the stress of a divorce?
Since you run a business and are busy, a divorce on top of everything else can be stressful. You can relieve some of that stress by working with your attorney to resolve property distribution agreements and custody arrangements. If you’re too busy to make meetings with your soon-to-be ex spouse or just don’t want to argue, having someone else speak to the other party on your behalf may be helpful.
Even if you want to handle the divorce face-to-face, it can be a strain. Since you have children, you’ll need to learn to manage emotions and work civilly with your ex-spouse. You’ll also want to make sure your relationship with your children stays as routine as possible, so they know you’ll be there for them and won’t pull away due to stress or other responsibilities.
Taking the time to step away from work and spend time with your children can also help you unwind and forget about your divorce, so you can make healthy memories with your kids.
Finally, remember that you don’t have to deal with divorce every day. Take a day or two each week, or more if you need it, to think about other things. Take time to do things for yourself and to regain your sense of self and independence.
Even if you only set aside three days for handling paperwork, you’ll still be able to get through the divorce relatively quickly without the strain of having to become frustrated or overwhelmed on a daily basis. Your attorney can speak with you about options for managing divorce during this busy time in your life.