A divorce can be among the most emotionally draining experiences that you can go through in your adult life. This is generally true even if you are the one who decided to end your marriage, and it may also be the case even if the relationship is terminated without setting foot in a Georgia divorce court. Let’s take a look at a few specific reasons why divorce can be a traumatic event.
Other relationships may be damaged
Your friends, family members or other important people in your life may distance themselves during the divorce process. In some cases, this is because they blame you for the end of the marriage or otherwise sympathize with your former spouse. It is also possible that mutual friends or acquaintances don’t want to be caught in the middle of a potentially acrimonious divorce battle. Ultimately, you could temporarily or permanently lose access to the support network that you need while going through a period of significant change in your life.
The divorce itself can take months or years to finalize
Even if you settle a divorce through mediation, it can take several months of negotiations before an agreement is reached. If you choose to settle a divorce through litigation, it may take several months before an initial hearing can take place. Furthermore, you have little to no control over the outcome of a divorce trial, which can have a significant impact on your mental health.
Find someone to talk to
It is important to find at least one person to whom you can talk about your divorce openly and honestly. If you don’t have any friends or family members in whom you can confide, consider talking to a therapist or joining a support group.
A divorce may cause a profound sense of loss or sorrow in your life. However, an attorney may be able to help you negotiate a settlement that can make it easier to rebound from that loss.