Deciding to get a divorce was inevitably one of the most difficult decisions I ever made. It was also one of the best decisions I made for my life and future. I will never glamorize divorce. It’s a highly emotionally-charged process filled with grief.
Although there are a lot of big, tough emotions to process during a big break up or divorce, things don’t have to be as ugly as we think.
When I first considered getting a divorce, I had so much fear and resistance to it. My parents divorced when I was a baby, and throughout my childhood, there was always a lot of tension between them. They rarely spoke or were in the same room. My mother was always stressed about finances, and my father made everything difficult. All I knew divorce to be was pain, sorrow, and struggle. I did not want that for my daughter or family.