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*By Appointment Only

90 Washington Valley Road
Bedminster, NJ 07921

Cherry Hill
1818 Old Cuthbert Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

1135 Clifton Avenue
Suite 11
Clifton, NJ 07013

20 Commerce Drive
Suite 135
Cranford, NJ 07016

East Brunswick*
197 Route 18 South
Suite 300
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

4400 Route 9 South
Suite 1000
Freehold, NJ 07728

Jersey City
551 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

33 Wood Ave. South
Suite 600
Iselin, NJ 08830

55 Madison Avenue
Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960

One Gateway Center
Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102

30 Knightsbridge Road
Suite 525
Piscataway, NJ 08854

100 Overlook Center
2nd Floor
Princeton, NJ 08540

Tinton Falls
788 Shrewsbury Ave.
Suite 2209
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 

Toms River*
230 Main Street
2nd Floor
Toms River, NJ 08753

354 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08608


The Psychological Stages Leading To Divorce

Divorce can understandably be an emotional roller coaster. But you should know that you are not alone. The feelings leading up to the decision to divorce can be seemingly overwhelming. This article will detail what many divorce clients feel from the time they begin thinking about divorce through the divorce proceedings, and finally, after divorce.

For many people the first feeling they experience is denial. Despite repeated arguments and general unhappiness, many people deny the fact that their marriage is not working until significant problems have arisen and the marriage is well on its way to failure. In fact, some people go on denying the failure of their marriage until the other spouse files for divorce. As hard as it may seem, it is important to try to make an objective assessment of the problems occurring in a marriage and determine the appropriate steps to take, whether it be an attempt at reconciliation or proceeding towards divorce.

A second feeling that often coincides with the denial is anger. This anger can manifest itself through arguments with the spouse, or can have a toll on other areas of an individual's life such as work, school, or relationships with children or family. It is also not uncommon for parties contemplating divorce to experience some level of depression.

Eventually parties begin to experience acceptance as they work through the stages of divorce. One crucial step towards acceptance is understanding that the feelings and problems being experienced are normal for a person going through a divorce. Once a person understands that their feelings are common, and not abnormal, they begin to feel like they have the strength to move on to the next stage of their life. The amount of time it takes before this realization occurs varies from person to person. For some, they accept the facts and move on well before the divorce is even finalized. For others it may take years to begin accepting the circumstances of divorce and begin building a new life. In the end however, most people find themselves in a better place once the proceedings are finalized.

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