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Six Reasons You Can Expect to be Happier After Divorce

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Six Reasons You Can Expect to be Happier After DivorceNo one should expect you to consider your divorce to be a positive development in your life. Your marriage is ending, your family is being torn apart, and the divorce process is often stressful and unpleasant. At times, you may question whether going through a divorce is worth the pain. When you feel doubt, you need to trust that you are divorcing for the right reasons and that the outcome will be what is best for yourself and your loved ones. As painful as divorce can be, there are several reasons you are more likely to find happiness after it is over than if you had continued with your unhealthy marriage:

  1. Escaping a Toxic Environment: An abusive marriage is obviously a threat to your well-being, but being miserable is also unhealthy. The longer you stay in an unhappy marriage, the more you will come to accept your unhappiness as normal.
  2. Being Your True Self: An unhappy marriage will change your personality in ways you may not like, such as being more irritable or depressed. You may not notice the change, but your friends and family likely have. After you have finished your divorce, you will realize how much your marriage affected the person you became.
  3. Working on Yourself: After your divorce, you will have time to reflect on what caused the end of your marriage and what role you played in it. As a result, you may learn ways you can improve yourself and your relationship skills. Such introspection is more difficult during a marriage because you often feel defensive.
  4. Reason for Hope: There is no guarantee you will find happiness after your divorce. However, you know that you can no longer find it in your marriage. Leaving your marriage at least creates the possibility of a better life.
  5. Finding Your Own Identity: Your marriage often defines and limits what your personal interests are. After divorce, you are free to explore new interests and meet other people who share them, without needing to consider whether your spouse will approve.
  6. Another Chance at Love: After your failed marriage, you likely have a better understanding of what you want in a relationship. Being divorced allows you to date new people and find a more compatible partner.

Long-Term Benefits

Going through a divorce may feel like a long slog, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel if you look for it. A McHenry County divorce attorney at Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, can guide you through the divorce process and to a better life. Schedule a free consultation by calling 815-338-3838.



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