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Moving on after divorce

Marriage is not something that people typically enter into on a whim. Similarly, the decision to pursue a divorce is not one that should be made lightly, especially for couples with children and those with high-value assets.

Going through a divorce can be very difficult. People in Columbia may not realize the emotional toll a divorce can have.

While going through a divorce can be challenging, there are things that people can do to make the divorce process a little easier. For instance, one of the worst things a parent can do is put his or her children in the middle and make them choose sides. Bad mouthing a former spouse should be avoided. After all, despite people's feelings about their former spouse, they must acknowledge that they will always be one of their children's parents.

Rather than turning to a child for emotional support, people in Missouri and beyond would be wise to seek help through a support group or mental health professional. Even talking to a close friend can be helpful.

People should also be cautious about dating too soon. Learning to live without your former partner can be difficult. However, because it is often such an emotional time, people would be better served waiting before they jump into a new relationship.

Couples in Columbia and others living elsewhere may spend years trying to repair their marriage. While it is important to try to save a marriage, parting ways may be best in the end. Although one spouse may have a harder time accepting that, each person must learn to move forward with his or her life.

Source: The Huffington Post, "The 5 Worst Mistakes We Make During A Divorce," Dr. Jeff Gardere, Feb. 18, 2013

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