Prepare Yourself for the Emotional Challenges of Ending a Marriage in Virginia

Posted on Jun 13, 2011 by Hofheimer Family Law

If you’re ending a marriage in Virginia, you will likely run the gamut of emotions during the divorce process. Even if you’re relieved and glad the marriage is over, you will likely have some difficult feelings to resolve.

Ending a marriage in Virginia involves dividing property, creating custody and visitation plans for children, and very often moving to a new home. All these things can be stressful. In addition, you have the reality that a once-loving relationship has now come to an end.

Marriages rarely die immediately; they usually erode slowly, going through several
stages of breakdown. Every stage of the process has its own distinct emotional challenges.

The early stages usually involve a general sense of disappointment and unhappiness. Partners may say hurtful and critical things about each other and blame each other for anything that goes wrong.

Soon, the partners withdraw from each other and become cold. They may no longer fight, but they won’t have much positive interaction, either. They avoid spending time together.

Ending a marriage isn’t emotionally easy, but in some cases, it is the best option. If you’re considering divorce, you should contact a Virginia divorce attorney. Having an attorney on your side to deal with the legal aspects can allow you more time to work on your own emotional healing.

Contacting a Virginia Divorce Attorney

Throughout your divorce proceedings, you’ll naturally have a lot of questions specific to your circumstances. Get your questions answered by requesting one of our FREE divorce guides for women, or reserving your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.

The Virginia divorce attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm are committed to fighting for your rights, assisting in child custody disputes, and advocating that you receive everything you are entitled to and need in order to start your new life.