Making the decision to end your marriage isn’t easy, but it may be the right thing for you in certain circumstances. When faced with the reality that your marriage is not going well, you have two choices. You can try to make it work or you can end it. Whatever you decide, it’s important that you take steps to think about what will happen next.
Should you decide to divorce, you will need to think about the ways your life will be negatively impacted. It’s important to know how your job, relationships and health could be affected.
For example, you probably know that you’ll face stress during a divorce. You may also be affected by other factors, like a breakdown in relationships with your spouse’s family or friends. Your job could be affected due to your mood if you become irritated or upset at work. Your health could even be compromised if you stop taking care of yourself because of feeling depressed or eating poorly.
If you’re not sure if you want to divorce or not, staying in limbo can be just as bad. You can ask yourself some hard questions to decide if it’s better to stay or go. If you feel you’ve done all you can to help your marriage and don’t see it improving, feel indifferent toward your partner or face a lack of intimacy, then you may feel that moving on without your spouse is a better alternative than staying married.
No matter what you choose, you deserve a chance to talk it through with a professional. The decisions you make now can affect you for the rest of your life.