You've made up your mind, divorce is the only option. It's time to make plans. This may sound a bit premeditated but, if you do not have a plan in motion you could end up in an even worse situation.
More than fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce. And if that isn't bad enough, women are the hardest hit as a result.
Please make sure you read Divorce! Part 1 "Life After". Seeing the outcome can insure you're making the best decision.
Finances: Do not depend on child support or alimony because nothing is guaranteed. You would have to qualify for spousal support and it's not as easy as you think. In most cases the spouse will fight to keep as much money as possible.
Career: Make sure you have job stability. You have to count up the cost. Can you successfully live on your income alone?
Children: What will you tell your children? Many people stay in bad relationships fearing the kids won't be able to handle the transition. We create and set the tone in our lives. If mom is ok the children will adjust. Make sure the little ones understand that the decision for divorce is not their fault and that you both love them unconditionally.
Support System: Don't worry about the opinion of others. The people who truly love you will be at your side no matter what.
Future Goals: Out with the old and in with the new! Change can be difficult but not impossible. Take time out to consider what is best for you and set new goals. It will seem awkward at first but it's very important to keep moving so you won't fall into depression. Remember to protect yourself at all times.
Written by K. Graves
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