7 Phases of Divorce

Be Prepared: Here are the 7 Phases You'll Go Through During your Divorce

September 14, 20231 min read

Be Prepared: Here are the 7 Phases You'll go Through During your Divorce

Divorce is not a straight line from beginning to end — you’re absolutely going to run into some curves and speed bumps along the way. The best way to prepare yourself for the road ahead is to know what’s coming before you get there. Here’s a quick look at the seven phases you’ll go through during your divorce journey.

  1. Behind closed doors: The tears, the fears, and ultimately making the gut-wrenching decision to separate.

  2. Sharing your news: A seemingly impossible task, especially with your kids, friends, and family.

  3. Moving out and moving on: As one or both partners exit the home and divide their assets, prepare for an emotional rollercoaster.

  4. Forming and norming: Finding new routines and an entirely new way of living your day-to-day life. This can feel both exciting and overwhelming.

  5. I miss my family and the way we were: It’s normal to have fantasies of what you had and what would have happened if you stayed, asking yourself questions like, “would it have been easier on everyone?” (The answer, by the way, is still “no!”)

  6. The mindset shift: You are doing this solo and building momentum. You are coming to the realization that you deserve happiness.

  7. Next life, best life: This journey of self-exploration has restored your confidence and now you truly know what makes you happy!

Helping women navigate through all of the phases of divorce is exactly what Lemonade Life does. To learn more about how we can help watch this video.

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