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Divorce is what you make of it

Divorce can be a frightening prospect, especially for the many who have never gone through the process before. The complex litigation might scare some people away, causing them to stay in a destructive marriage for fear of the unknown. Despite what you may believe, divorce is not a bad thing. It is a chance to close a chapter in your life that has become sad or difficult and begin a new adventure that can bring you happiness and laughter.

The Huffington Post recently published a blog discussing some of the things that one can expect during a divorce. The post covers some useful topics about the litigation process, but paints a rather bleak picture about the effect divorce will have on your personal life. It mentions often how complex and involved the procedure is, reminding people who expect to walk into court for a day and have their divorce finalized that they’ve got another thing coming.

From a personal standpoint, the post makes many claims about how you will feel failure and loss, and it claims that you will have a hard time hiding the dislike you have for your ex-spouse. While there are certainly cases for which this is true, it is not a guarantee. Divorce, like with many things in life, varies from person to person. While some may harbor a lingering sense of regret or shame about what they perceive is a failed marriage, others can take what they’ve learned and apply it to new loves, creating new memories.

Ultimately, divorce is all about how you handle it. If you are going through a divorce, or expect to be going through one, and you’re concerned about feelings of anger or animosity between you and your ex, then divorce mediation is something you should consider. The process allows couples to talk freely and hopefully come to terms amicably, which is especially useful if there are children involved. Regardless of how you approach your divorce, Texas takes the process very seriously, and it is advisable that you seek legal assistance to help you reach a fair and reasonable divorce settlement.

Source: Huffington Post, “9 Things You Can Expect During Your Divorce,” Elinor Robin, Ph.D., July 10, 2014

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