Divorce is not an easy process. Even if you have only been married a short time, dissolving a union can be as difficult financially and socially as it is emotionally. Having a knowledgeable divorce attorney in your corner can help to ease the difficult process’and it is imperative that you begin working with the attorney as soon as you begin to consider getting divorced or as soon as you hear your spouse is. There are also several other things you can do, according to The Huffington Post, to make the divorce easier.
The first, according to The Huffington Post, is to realize that your marriage is a ‘sunk cost. In economic terms, a sunk cost is a failed investment that cannot, under any circumstances, be salvaged. Human nature is apt to want to fix or solve things, rather than let them go, which is why, The Huffington Post notes, we may spend thousands of dollars attempting to fix a lemon of a car rather than giving up and trading it in. Recognizing that your marriage is over can help you save you time and money, and help you to emotionally move on.
Another thing you can do to lay the groundwork for an easier time of divorce is to ensure that you have connected with your social groups. This is especially important for men, who often have less connection with their non-coupled friends after marriage than women. As a consequence, according to a recent Utah State University study, men often have less of a support system in place during divorce than women do.
New hobbies can be therapeutic and can also help to take your mind and energy off your emotions. Hobbies do not necessarily develop overnight, however’just like a marriage, you will need to take the time to properly develop interests and routines to accommodate a hobby you may be interested in pursuing. A good one could be to learn a new language, or how to be an amateur mechanic or financial analyst. Doing things that can help to lay the groundwork for your new independent life are preferable.
‘If you or someone you know is considering divorce in Illinois, the most important first step is to seek the counsel of an attorney. Contact the Law Office of Van A. Larson today.