Going through a divorce is often a painful process, but it is possible to move through it and become an independent person all over again. By taking time to grieve your marriage and reclaim your self-esteem, you can come out of your divorce as a stronger, more well-rounded person.
While it may feel like there is a long journey before you get back to feeling like yourself, trust that if you want to, you will get there. We can help you regain your financial confidence so that you can focus on you.
It is emotionally traumatic to envision yourself getting divorced, due in part to the uncertainty regarding your finances in the future. Like many things in life, fear of the unknown can be more stressful than the reality. When you understand your financial reality, you can develop a plan to improve your situation.
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By: Karyn Damschen
Divorce is a major life transition and whether you are just beginning the process, in the thick of it or emerging on the other side, you are likely experiencing a wave of emotions that may vary from elation to despair. The bottom line is, no matter who has made the choice to end the marriage it is not a walk in the park and, in most cases, it takes a whole lot longer to get divorced than it does to get married.
Retirement can spark both stress and disagreement in an otherwise contented marriage. After years of happy, healthy, wedded bliss, sometimes one or both spouses are surprised to find themselves less than fulfilled once retirement comes. Negotiation and compromise are key elements in a successful marriage—long-time spouses already know this and practice both well. It can be difficult for spouses to enjoy their later years if each wants to sail in their own direction. Marital stress in retirement can be linked to two primary sources: one, the difference in timing on when each spouse retires; and two, different expectations for what life in retirement will be like.