Common Divorce Misconceptions

When you get divorced, you should expect that everyone will have a comment to share on your situation. From those that disapprove your decision to the ones who become incessantly nosy of the details, many people do not understand the months of thought and consideration involved in seeing through a divorce, or even the mourning you may be experiencing at the end of this relationship.

What do people think of divorce?

While no one can anticipate how they are going to feel following a divorce or how their friends and loved ones can react, there are some common misconceptions about divorce that you can prepare for moving forward.

People mistakenly see divorce as:

  • An easier choice than working the relationship out
  • Similar to breaking up with a girlfriend or boyfriend
  • Not an option for their relationship
  • Contagious and affecting other marriages
  • Ruining the lives of the children
  • The fault of one spouse or the other
  • Something to be solely be pitied or celebrated
  • One person was never serious about the marriage to begin with

Divorce is the loss of a partner, and it takes time to get over that. Any divorced person will need comfort and time, as with any upsetting event. Newly divorced does not mean you are immediately back on the market or not sad about the events that occurred in your life. However, it also doesn't mean that you have to mourn the end of your marriage for any set amount of time.

If you are looking to get a divorce and wondering about your options moving forward, contact an experienced family law attorney at Claery & Hammond. Our firm has nearly 30 years of combined experience in family law matters and can help you prepare for your divorce.