You and your spouse had some problems that you were trying to work through. You felt that they were disconnected from your relationship and family. They weren’t around much anymore, and you wanted to see what you could do to reconnect.
The counseling that you set up didn’t go as planned. After the first session, you knew that your spouse had “checked out” of your relationship. They weren’t even trying to make things work. At the next session, they admitted that they didn’t want to be together anymore.
Coping with a divorce is not easy. The ideals you had about your marriage have been destroyed. It is important for you to take some time to adjust to what is happening, but you should also begin to collect important documents, photographs of your assets and any kind of evidence that you would like to present to the court in the case that you end up going to trial.
Coping with emotions may be more difficult than with the legal aspects
So, what can you do? One good idea is to set aside certain days where you don’t worry about your divorce paperwork and do things that you love instead. By doing this, you will give yourself a mental break. Another idea is to speak with a counselor or therapist about ways that you can manage your feelings of loss, guilt or frustration. Your attorney will help you strategize through the legal aspects of your case.
Divorces are different for everyone. Whether you’re happy to separate or are worried about the future, it’s important to explore how you feel and allow time to adjust to those feelings. Your attorney will be there to guide your legal case as you go through this difficult time.