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The emotional stages of marital issues and divorce

If you are struggling with marital issues in the state of Colorado, you will know that deciding whether to file for a divorce is not a black and white decision. You will go through times of believing that the marriage can be fixed through working on your relationship, but you will have other times when you think of how free you will be without the emotional burden of a marriage.

At a time when your are not sure whether to take the leap and proceed with a divorce, it is important to learn more about the psychology behind marital issues. By understanding your different emotional states, you will be better equipped to know how to proceed most constructively.

The period of contemplation

Spouses can spend months or even years thinking about whether they should proceed with filing for a divorce. Weighing options can be a continuous preoccupation, and it may lead to continued resentment and discontent. If you are at this stage, it is important that you do not keep your unhappiness residing in an internal dialogue. Instead, you should communicate with your spouse and raise your concerns in a productive way. Together you may be able to work through the hard times.

Taking action to end a marriage

Once you have filed for a divorce, you have taken the plunge and there is no going back. At this stage, it is important that you pay attention to the practical problems and negotiations that are associated with a divorce filing. This stage might be challenging from an emotional perspective because you will need to work with your divorcing spouse in order to finalize the divorce.

Moving forward toward a fresh start

After you finalize the divorce, it is likely that you will feel a sense of relief, but also that you will experience some fear or anxiety about the future. It is a good idea to seek amicable communication with your ex spouse at this point for the sake of any children you might have.

If you are contemplating going through a divorce in Colorado, you should look into the possible financial implications before moving forward. This is a momentous decision and you deserve the future you envision. Trust yourself and get support from professionals as you embark on the next healthy chapter of your life.

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