When people get married, most of them believe their marriages will last for the rest of their lives. Indeed, you may have held this notion closely as you said, "I do"—and you may have envisioned a life of happiness ahead of you with your spouse. Unfortunately, like many couples, you are now facing the prospect of divorce.
Every divorce is different and people have a variety of reasons for choosing to dissolve their marriages. You may have seen the end coming for some time due to a number of issues, or a sudden realization may have made it clear that your marriage would not last.
Reasons for divorce
Though each person has his or her own reason for wanting to end a relationship, some common reasons tend to prevail. You may recognize one or more of the following issues as having played a role in your own marital problems:
- Arguing over every little detail
- Not feeling committed to the marriage
- Unrealistically expecting your spouse to act in a certain way or your spouse expecting you to act in a certain way
- Having problems with money
- Suffering abuse
If any of these issues presented themselves in your marriage, you may have understandably felt unhappy or even fearful. If so, choosing to end the relationship may be in your best interests and could allow you to move forward in a healthier manner. Of course, these listed examples may not have played a role in your situation. Any number of difficulties could have worked their way into your marriage and resulted in insurmountable issues.
Choosing to divorce
If you made the decision to end the marriage, it likely did not come easy. Still, you undoubtedly felt it best for your circumstances. Now, you will have a long journey ahead of you when it comes to completing the legal proceedings associated with marriage dissolution. Before you begin to feel overwhelmed, however, you may want to remember that with the right information and help, you can work toward your desired outcomes.
Additionally, you do not have to struggle through the process feeling lost. A Pennsylvania attorney can help you understand your legal options, how state laws will affect your case, what strategies may help you reach your goals and with a number of other aspects of your predicament.