Ending a marriage is one of the hardest things a person can do, and this is often true whether the relationship is dissolved through mediation or in an Arkansas courtroom. Let’s take a closer look at some of the toughest challenges that you’ll likely encounter as a single person.
Life will likely be more expensive on your own
When you were married, you likely split housing, transportation and other costs with your spouse. However, as a single person, you will likely need to pay rent on your own or cover the entire cost of food or clothing yourself. Although you may be able to stay on your spouse’s health plan for several months after the divorce, your monthly premium may be higher than it was before the divorce.
Divorce can cause you to experience a variety of emotions
Even if the end of your marriage was an amicable one, you may still feel a variety of negative emotions. These feelings may include loneliness, regret and sadness over the loss of what was an important relationship. You may also feel stressed or anxious as you adjust to life on your own after spending many years as a couple.
If you think that your marriage is about to come to an end, it may be in your best interest to gather bank statements, property deeds or other records. Doing so may make it easier to obtain marital property, spousal support or other types of assistance in a divorce settlement. It may also be a good idea to work with a therapist to help you process the emotions that you may experience while you transition from marriage to a single life.