Coping With Divorce
When your husband wants to end your marriage, the best advice you can follow is to protect yourself. A husband who wants a divorce is typically thinking of himself and not you. It is your job to educate yourself about the divorce process in two key areas:
On the financial front, a good first step is to compile a detailed budget of your current expenses as well as a detailed budget outlining projected expenses after the divorce. In order to get what you want and what you need in your divorce settlement, it is imperative that you know what your living expenses are now and what they will be in the future.
Managing your emotions can be the hardest part of divorce. Seek out help from an experienced therapist and focus on being proactive instead of reactive during this difficult time in your life. Surround yourself with competent professionals wherever you need assistance, but remember to be your own best friend and protect your interests. Your future can depend on it.
Written By: JoAnne Donner, President, Mediator/Arbitrator/Mediation Coach, Mediation Services of Georgia, Inc