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Let go of the small stuff: A short guide to surviving divorce

With more than half of all marriages ending in divorce, many couples in Pennsylvania and across America are currently experiencing what it feels like to become separated from a marital union. The divorce process is certainly not ‘one size fits all.’ While some people struggle with financial, parenting and employment issues following a separation, others may have a smoother transition. Nevertheless, it is crucial that people understand what is really important when it comes to letting go of material objects and unnecessary stress and starting a new life.

When it comes to divorce, people should never expect to leave the marriage with exactly what they want. Settling a divorce requires compromise. Before spending precious time, money and energy battling in court, people may want to step back and consider whether the end result is worth the effort.

People who are going through a divorce should picture and come to terms with what could happen in a ‘worst case scenario’ type situation. For many people, the initial separation is quite emotional in and of itself. By accepting what may happen, the entire process can become less stressful and shocking. In addition, people should not be afraid to ask for help. Advice from friends, family and an experienced attorney can be extremely helpful when people are treading through unknown territory.

Couples who take a more civil approach to negotiating the terms of their divorce settlement and accepting the real truth of the situation may have an easier time getting through the process. However, divorce is still hard, and people may continue to struggle when faced with making life-changing decisions. Consulting with a family attorney may be of considerable help to those who are ending their marriage.

Source: The Huffington Post, “5 Ways to Get Through Your Divorce,” Debbie Burgin, Nov. 30, 2015.


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