Even though you may want to end your marriage as much as your spouse does, unexpected emotions often arise during your California divorce. We have seen many New York residents that were excited about getting divorced fall apart during the process.
Unfortunately, when troubling feelings arise, it could impact your ability to handle your divorce. These feelings can cause you to lose focus, increasing your risk of making errors that harm your property settlement or child custody arrangements.
Unforeseen emotions you may experience
Most people feel ready for a divorce. After months or even years of disagreements with your spouse or other problems, divorce looks like a welcome respite. However, do not be surprised if you experience the following:
- Love. Even those that could not wait to get a divorce sometimes discover that they still love their spouse.
- Grief. Losing a marriage often feels like losing a loved one, making grief one of the most unexpected divorce emotions.
- Fear. Facing the future alone and single seems exciting, but many people find they also fear such a prospect as their divorce progresses.
- Guilt. Many people that initiate a divorce go on to experience guilt over the failure of their marriages.
- Loneliness. You may have looked forward to living alone or sharing a home with your kids, but you may still experience loneliness as you divorce.
It is normal to experience a wide and ever-changing array of emotions when you get a divorce. However, if you allow these feelings to control your actions and decisions, you risk losing much. Learning more about the legal and procedural elements of divorce may delay these emotions until you can cope.