New Year’s Resolution — Divorce?

Should your New Year’s resolution be to file for divorce? If you are considering divorce as one of your New Year’s resolutions, you are not alone. According to an Insider article, more people file for divorce immediately after the New Year than at any other time of the year. Given the prevalence of divorce filings after the New Year, that first Monday after the New Year has been named “Divorce Day.” The following are some considerations for you to think about if one of your goals after the New Year is to file for divorce.

Divorce After the New Year Can Give You a Chance to Set New Goals

Filing for divorce just after the New Year as a New Year’s resolution can give you a way to link your post-divorce goals with your new goals for the New Year. Looking ahead can also offer you a way to let go of some of the resentment and anger that may be tied to your marriage ending.

Think About Your Own Needs and How to Be Kind to Yourself

For years, you may have been wondering whether the problems in your marriage can be fixed and whether you are to blame for marital problems. While you are considering divorce after the New Year, it is important to think about a New Year’s resolution to focus on your own needs and to be kind to yourself. Maybe you played some role in the breakdown of your marriage over the years. Regardless, if it is time to end the relationship, it is important to focus on what you need to have a brighter future and to be kind to yourself for any mistakes you think you made in the past.

Filing for Divorce Can Give You an Opportunity to Let Go of the Past

The past can haunt us in various ways. With the New Year comes an opportunity to let go of the past. If you file for divorce after the New Year as one of your New Year’s resolutions, you can focus on letting go of negative issues in your past that limit you in the present, including negative aspects of your marriage.

Let Go of Your Anger in the New Year

Many people who decide to file for divorce as a New Year’s resolution have been dealing with a substantial amount of anger toward their ex for months or even years. An article in Psychology Today emphasizes that filing for divorce just after the New Year can give you a chance to resolve to let go of this anger for your own sake.

A New Year and a New Future

When you tie your divorce to the New Year and your New Year’s resolutions, you can give yourself a strong framework for looking ahead and focusing on the future. Rather than thinking about all the reasons that you have decided to file for divorce and that your marriage did not work, you can think about how you will move forward after your divorce as you imagine a new future in the New Year.

Contact a Charleston Divorce Attorney

One of the experienced Charleston divorce lawyers at our firm can help you with your divorce case whether you are filing around the holidays or as a New Year’s resolution. Contact The Peck Law Firm online or call our firm at 843-631-7117 for more information.

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