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Questions to ask yourself before divorce

On Behalf of | May 9, 2023 | Divorce

Did you know that 10% to 15% of couples reconcile after separation, and about 6% of divorced spouses marry each other again? In the latter case, imagine all the heartache and money these couples might have saved themselves.

Divorce often feels uncertain. One day, you want nothing more than for your marriage to end. The next, you might be plagued with remorse over losing your spouse.

Find clarity with these questions

You cannot always know how you’ll feel in the future, but a candid look at your motivation for divorce may help you trust in your decisions. Here are some questions for you to ponder before filing for divorce.

  • Am I ready to live independently?
  • Will getting a divorce make me feel psychologically secure?
  • Do I have any misgivings about getting divorced?
  • Should I consider alternatives (separation, etc.) to divorce instead?
  • Do I want to commit even more of myself to a broken marriage?

Putting issues into question format often leads to the most honest and insightful answers. It can strengthen your divorce resolve or help you determine if you are making a mistake.

Emotions can cloud your judgment

When you experience an inevitable moment of doubt during your divorce, ask the questions above to yourself and answer them honestly. Many have found this to be an effective means of remaining focused on their divorce goals and clearing away unwanted emotions. Feel free to customize your questions to help ensure that they address your specific divorce concerns.

We encourage you to learn more about Ohio divorce laws, especially those concerning marital property and child-related matters. That way, you can rest assured that you are handling both the psychological and legal aspects of divorce.