How Do I Know I’m Ready for Divorce?
Questions to Ask
Divorce is a big step and one you can’t retrace. Some people wonder whether they are ready for divorce. In the beginning stages, divorce can feel overwhelming. While divorcing may alleviate other stressors, it can also bring new ones into your life as well. Divorce is also final, so it needs to be a decision you are confident about. Before you take those first steps toward a divorce, try to answer these questions first:
Am I done with how things are or the marriage itself? The divorce process will be focused on how to end your life together, not about what went wrong or who wronged whom. Make sure you are motivated to end the marriage, or you will find the divorce process very difficult.
Have you tried counseling? This seems like the most generic advice ever, but marriage counseling does help. Unfortunately, many couples forgo this step with the assumption that it won’t work.
Are you ready for what comes next? Divorce is a way out of a failed marriage. It’s also the way into a potentially very ugly battle. You can divorce amicably if you take the right approach, but at the very least you will have to make some very difficult decisions about your future. Think about whether you are ready for the next phase in your life.
Have you explored your divorce options? Take some time to learn about how the Massachusetts divorce process works and familiarize yourself with what you will need to do. Try to envision your ideal divorce outcome. If this is hard to do you may need to think about the above questions a little more.
If you have questions about the divorce process in Massachusetts or about divorce mediation, consult with an experienced Massachusetts divorce mediator. A mediator can give you the information you need and can help you and your spouse negotiate the terms of your divorce on your own. Divorce can be overwhelming.
This tends to turn spouses against each other needlessly. Take some time to talk with a divorce mediator about how you can divorce amicably while accelerating your peace of mind. This should help you make the right decision regarding your divorce.
Do you have questions about divorce in Massachusetts?
Mediation Advantage Services can help. Experienced in divorce mediation, Polly A. Tatum can help you decide what route to divorce is best for your individual case. Based in historic Worcester with a satellite office in Northboro, MA, our firm serves all cities and towns throughout Massachusetts and Worcester County including, Auburn, Paxton, Leicester, Sutton, Grafton, Shrewsbury, Westboro, Northboro, Southboro, Holden, Sterling, Princeton, Worcester, Charlton, Millbury, Dudley, Spencer, Brookfield, Sudbury, Natick, Framingham, Hopkinton, Milford, Blackstone, Leominster, Fitchburg, Acton, Jefferson, Barre, Oakham, Cambridge, Newton, Marlboro, Lancaster, Bolton, and Hudson. Call our office at (508) 795-1557, fill out our online form, or email us at [email protected] today to schedule your Complimentary Mediation Success Planning Session. You can also sign up for our eNewsletter or download our free e-book for more information regarding divorce in Massachusetts.