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Divorce is like bankruptcy: A fresh start

 Posted on May 09, 2020 in Divorce

Have you ever heard someone refer to bankruptcy as a fresh start? It’s a chance to get rid of the debt that has been weighing you down. Yes, the process itself might be hard, but you get to eliminate that debt and start over. There is a freedom in that that can be very refreshing.

If you’re getting divorced and you’re not sure how to feel about it, it may be wise to look at it the same way. Your marriage is what has been weighing you down. It has been holding you back. The divorce can be that fresh start. The process may be stressful at times, but you can get through it and you can move forward with your life.

For instance, one woman said that she was not good at self-care when she was married. Getting divorced forced her to think about it more and she took positive steps forward. She started caring for herself properly. In the end, she wound up feeling happier than she had during the marriage. Getting out of it was the boost she needed.

Of course, the fresh start is even more obvious if you’re trapped in a marriage with a lot of issues. Maybe your spouse creates a lot of debt for the family and you never have enough money. Maybe he or she is emotionally abusive and now you’re struggling with depression. Living like this is difficult and draining, but the divorce may show you how you can start over and find a better lifestyle ahead.

When you do file for divorce, it’s important to know what steps to take. An experienced advocate can help you move forward.

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