Going through a divorce can throw your entire life into a tailspin. This change in your life can bring about major emotional changes.
While some people assume they’ll celebrate the divorce without ever feeling anything else, they may soon realize that happiness isn’t the only emotion they have. Let’s look at three others.
You may feel relief once the divorce is finalized. The fight you’ll have during the legal process is exhausting, so the relief will often be intense in the days following the signing of the divorce decree. This might be short-lived, so it’s a good idea to enjoy it while you can.
Anger is common during and after a divorce. You may be angry that you needed to end the marriage. You might be upset at the actions that caused the divorce. It’s also possible to be irritated that you wasted so many years building a relationship that ended. Instead of focusing on these emotions, learn how to set your mind on building your future.
You may feel nostalgic sometimes, particularly when events trigger fond memories. These aren’t necessarily because you wish you were still married. Instead, they’re because you miss the traditions that you enjoyed during your marriage. You may be able to combat this by creating your own traditions that you can look forward to in the future.
Ultimately, you can’t let your emotions rule your divorce. Instead, take the time to objectively review each option you have so you make decisions based on your best interests. Having experienced legal guidance is important as you make these decisions.