A divorce is an emotional time in a person’s life. For some people, the emotions that they feel will cloud their ability to make logical decisions about the matters in the divorce. Knowing what emotions to expect might help you to avoid making choices that aren’t truly in your best interests.
The emotions that you’ll go through during and after your divorce likely won’t matter whether you’re the one who filed or not. These are the result of the big change that comes with the divorce.
You’ll likely go through denial at some point. You may not think that you’re going to care about the end of the marriage, but there will come a day when you might realize that you’re losing companionship. It’s often the result of being overwhelmed with the divorce and wanting to go back to the way things were before.
You may feel angry that the marriage ended. This may be because you feel like you’ve wasted your time on the marriage. You may also be upset about the things your ex did that ended the marriage.
At some point, you may think that you need to see if you can get back into the marriage. This might be an act of emotional desperation, so try to avoid giving into it. This might lead to sadness, which can dip into depression if you can’t get past it.
Ultimately, you’ll accept the divorce. This is when you can move forward and focus on building your new life. For some people, this doesn’t happen until after the divorce is final.
Because of the roller coaster of emotions you may feel during the divorce, make sure that you work closely with your attorney. Your goal should be to find out your options and how they might affect you so you can do what you feel is best for you.