While the state of your marriage may be a deeply personal affair, you need to open up to others when looking to end it. Otherwise, you could put yourself at a major disadvantage when trying to settle the various matters involved in a divorce.
Divorce will be stressful, it will require a lot of your time, and it probably will affect your emotional health. However, to get the deal you need, you need to think clearly, have the time to consult options and be emotionally well enough to make sound decisions. Other people can support you in countering the negative effects and achieving those three things. For instance:
Friends and family can offer emotional support
They can help you make time to seek advice, attend hearings or simply relax by giving you a hand with tasks. For instance, they can do the school run, have the kids for a day, run errands or pick up groceries for you.
People at work can help too
Your manager might allow you to slip out early or come in late when you have divorce-related meetings. Your colleagues might cover shifts for you when you need a day off to collect your thoughts.
Then there is the legal side
The right legal team can guide you on the steps to take. They can provide you with the information to make the correct decisions and, above all, represent your interests in divorce negotiations. The goal of a divorce might be personal freedom, but getting it requires teamwork.