Silver Linings: The Positives Of Divorce

Divorcing your spouse can be an emotionally stressful time, especially if the divorce is a bit messy. Tensions can run high and it can feel like going through the divorce process isn’t worth it. However, not everything about divorce is negative, and the stressful parts of divorce won’t last forever. Here are some of the positive sides not always seen when talking about divorcing your spouse.

  1. Finding closure: When you and your spouse are getting a divorce, it’s likely you’ll make use of some sort of divorce mediation services. This divorce help can give you the closure you need in this process and help resolve ongoing conflicts that are causing you stress. While divorce might seem stressful, it often is an end to a larger, ongoing problem; divorce is often a solution, not a problem.
  2. Moving on: While it might be hard to focus on right now, it is possible to move on after the divorce, and most people do. In fact, most people marry again after three years after the divorce. Even if you’re struggling with separating from your spouse right now, there’s a very good chance that you’ll be able to move past this soon. Going ahead with the divorce process gives you the opportunity to meet new people and grow from the experience.
  3. Fresh starts: A divorce can be a significant shift in your life, especially if you’ve been married for a while. This can push you outside your comfort zone in ways that you might need. Meeting new people, going new places, and experiencing new things can all be easier after the divorce.
  4. Think of the kids: If you and your spouse have children, you may be worried about how the divorce will affect them, but odds are you shouldn’t be. Divorce can be temporarily difficult for children, but generally, children benefit from having happier, less stressed parents, even if the parents are separate. If you and your spouse have had a stressful relationship, it’s likely the kids will benefit from seeing their parents happier on their own.

Divorce can be complicated and a messy process, but luckily there’s a silver lining to the experience. For more information on the divorce process and divorce mediation, contact CEL and Associates.