Reading about divorce in the news makes it seem like it is all about custody and money, but anyone who has gone through a divorce will tell you that it is much more than just a legal battle. While the legal stages of divorce and the mounds of paperwork required are time and money vacuums, divorce sucks out psychological and emotional energy too.
The psychological and emotional stages of divorce may arise at any time during the paperwork process. The juxtaposition of the legal process with these emotional and psychological stages may cause you or your soon-to-be ex to make rash decisions. “Noo, not rash decisions during a divorce!” you may say. But yes, it happens, and it happens often. Preparing yourself for the emotional and psychological stresses you or your former partner are likely to experience during a divorce can help guide the decision-making process.
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