Everyone’s divorce journey is different. However, making the decision to rip off the band-aid and file for divorce will trigger a series of similar legal, social, and emotional events — regardless of who you are or why you’re ending your marriage. For many, the hardest part about separating is simply making the decision to terminate the union, but managing expectations for what happens after is key to standing firm in your choice and maintaining as much peace as possible. Here are a few things to expect after taking the step and sharing the news with your close circle.
People will tell you what they really thought of your spouse
People who reserved judgment in an effort to spare your feelings will feel more comfortable telling you how they really feel about your spouse when they learn that you’ve decided to end the marriage.