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Don't let emotions rule you when making divorce decisions

A divorce can be stressful, there's no doubt about that. Unfortunately, that stress can weigh you down and make you make decisions that you don't want just to move your case forward.

It's important that you don't let your emotions rule you during your divorce, and it's vital that you don't agree to requests just for the sake of getting your divorce over with. It's your right to pursue everything you deserve out of your marriage, and you don't necessarily have to agree with every request your spouse makes.

Stress is one of the main reasons why people settle for less than they deserve in a divorce. Another common reason is guilt. Don't let yourself get to a point where you feel anxious or guilty about seeking what you need; your marriage was something you invested in, and you deserve to get your assets out of it.

What should you do if you're getting overwhelmed by your divorce?

If you feel like you're getting overwhelmed by your divorce or that you aren't sure how to move forward, the first thing to do is to talk to your attorney about it. They have been through situations like yours with people like yourself in the past and can give you some helpful guidance on how to focus on what is best for you. For example, they may suggest building a budget to see what you need versus what you want out of the divorce, so you don't settle for too little.

A divorce causes some strain, but if you take your time and make educated decisions, you can move forward successfully.

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