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Dealing with the fear of the unknown in a divorce


There are life events that seriously impact the lives of married couples in Massachusetts. For some this might be relocating, changing careers or having children. Although positive and exciting events impact their lives in a positive and uplifting way, some life events are challenging and very emotional. When a couple decides to get a divorce, several components are affected. One or both spouses might have to move, their work performance could go down, they have an increase in stress and they might have issues and disputes surrounding child custody.

Fear is often a common emotional response to divorce. A recent article focused on the tendency of divorcing and newly divorced couples to fear the unknown. Whether they were married for decades or only a few years, couples tend to grow accustom to the daily routines of being a married couple. When they become single, their whole life is in shock.

Understanding how fear usually impacts your body, mind and physical activity should help prepare the ex-spouse to conquer this hurdle. Putting these issues on the back burner could be a mistake that could lead to even larger issues in the future. It was advised that the feelings of fear should be conquered head on so they can work to move on.

At the end of a marriage or during the dissolution fear is a natural emotional response. Although it is a common emotion, it could be one the fogs the mind of those involved. An ex-spouse could make decision that impact the divorce settlement and lead to divorce legal issues in the future. This might cause the divorced couple to return to court to modify the agreement.

Dealing with the emotional responses during a divorce can be difficult and impact various aspects of their life. Those struggling with moving on or are encountering challenges in the divorce process should understand that they have options and should seek to understand their rights.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Walk Thru the Fire of Fear," Debbie Martinez, Nov. 17, 2013

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