On any given day, life can seem totally overwhelming. There's work stress, kid stress, school stress, money stress and health issues to deal with -- so how do you manage to cope when your marriage stress turns into a divorce?
Twenty years ago, if you heard that someone was going to celebrate their divorce, you probably figured that meant they were going to go out to a bar with a few good friends and tie one on.
Everybody needs a support system during a divorce. But finding the people who will be there for you through these dark days may be harder than you initially realize at the beginning of your journey.
Going into your divorce, you need to have a plan for how you're going to rebuild your life -- financially, physically and emotionally -- once the divorce is done.
For parents, the hardest part of a divorce may be the effect it has on their children.
It takes strength to leave an unhappy marriage. People sometimes think of divorce as a failure of sorts, but the reality is that it's much easier to stay in a dysfunctional relationship and maintain the status quo than it is to leave one and start again.
How do you keep your divorce costs down to a minimum?
Sometimes, people just know that a divorce is the right choice. If that's you, then what some believe was the sign to divorce might resonate with you.
Going through a divorce doesn't have to be difficult, but more often than not, there are a few snags in the process that might cause disputes or delays. There are often financial concerns to worry about, which can weigh heavily on your mind.
If you have heard that divorce rates are declining, then you might think that is a good thing. However, just saying that divorce rates are declining isn't the whole story. In fact, while the divorce rate has dropped by around 18 percent between 2008 and 2016, that isn't actually accurate when you look at the whole picture.