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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Asking for a Divorce

 

Unhappy in your marriage? Don’t move too quickly to ask for your partner for a divorce. There are several things that you should consider. Slow down and make sure that you have thought things through.

 

Here are five questions to ask yourself before you ask your partner for a divorce.

 

1. Is my brain thinking normally?

Or is my brain clouded by another person or desire for the single life?

We know that there is actually a change in brain chemistry for folks who have an affair. This change in brain chemistry brings about amazing feelings of euphoria or the belief in finally having found a soul-mate. As with all new relationships, this change does not last. Eventually calmness and normalcy return. It is only during a time of calm and normal brain processing that someone should even consider a divorce.

 

The same can hold true for a mid-life crisis. At certain stages in one’s adult life, there is often a period of wondering “what if? … “ and mentally or actually playing around with the idea of exploring a single life and new relationships. If this might be the case with you, a change in your marital status may not be the solution to the underlying angst. There are many different ways to explore change. Ending your marriage is a pretty drastic move. 

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October 27, 2011 Posted by | Divorce, marriage | 1 Comment