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Life’s Short. Get a Divorce.™ – 11 Benefits to Divorcing Your Spouse

By Corri Fetman | March 18, 2024

It is no secret that divorce is often regarded as a challenging life event, impacting everyone involved. However, amidst the turmoil, a divorce can emerge as a positive step forward for both individuals and their families. In fact, our firm’s advertising campaigns: Life’s Short. Get a Divorce.™  and “Take Control. Get a Divorce.™ focused on a positive missive, namely, you can choose to leave an unhappy relationship and “Live Your Best Life”! While the glass may seem empty or half full, we believe divorce can yield a glass which is actually full. As with every challenge, it is your decision how to live your best life. Here are eleven (11) advantages to divorce, leaving your relationship and taking control of your destiny:

  1. Embrace Personal Freedom: Post-divorce, a sense of liberation often ensues. All my clients tend to embrace the freedom that comes from divorce. Shedding the weight of a strained relationship can feel like breaking free from a heavy burden. No longer must one navigate the house on egg shells or tiptoes and oftentimes dreading confrontations. With the absence of constant discord, individuals can finally relax and reclaim personal space and freedom.
  2. Rediscover Self-Identity: The aftermath of divorce serves as a catalyst for self-reflection. In the aftermath of a marriage, individuals may have neglected personal interests and passions. Post-divorce, there’s an opportunity to reconnect with oneself, rediscover forgotten hobbies, and chart a new path forward, align with personal aspirations and really create a new unchartered self.
  3. Financial Independence: Despite initial financial concerns, divorce can offer newfound financial autonomy. With separate finances, individuals will gain control over their own savings, spending habits and financial decisions. No longer beholden to justifying expenditures to a partner, one can establish their budget and prioritize expenses according to personal preferences, financial ability and goals.
  4. Enhanced Parenting Dynamics: Divorce provides a chance to redirect energy and attention towards parenting. Freed from the strain of a failing marriage, individuals can invest more quality time with their children. The absence of perpetual stress fosters a conducive environment for nurturing positive parent-child relationships which allows for greater emotional availability and involvement. Moreover, a more content and healthy parent will undoubtedly cultivate happier children.
  5. Opportunity for Personal Growth: Amidst the upheaval of divorce lies the potential for significant personal growth. Confronting and navigating through the challenges of divorce fosters resilience and self-reliance. Individuals emerge from the experience with newfound strength, higher self-esteem, adaptability, and a deeper understanding of themselves which always paves the way for personal development and fulfillment.
  6. Expanded Social Connections: Divorce often prompts individuals to reevaluate their social circles. Often, divorce will force an individual to delve outside his or her comfort zone to make deeper connections. It offers an opportunity to forge new connections and deepen existing ones outside the confines of the marital relationship. Through networking, support groups, or social activities, individuals can build a robust support system which can foster emotional resilience and companionship.
  7. Reclaiming Personal Space: Following a divorce, individuals can reclaim their physical and emotional space. They have the freedom to curate their living environment according to their preferences, without compromise. This newfound autonomy fosters a sense of empowerment and ownership over one’s surroundings which promotes personal well-being and comfort.
  8. Rekindling Personal Passions: Divorce liberates individuals to reignite their passions and pursue personal interests that may have been sidelined during the marriage. Whether it is art, sports, or travel, divorce opens doors to explore and indulge in activities that bring joy and fulfillment. This not only opens social doors, it also serves to enhance overall life satisfaction and happiness. Marriage can breed comfort and habit. Divorce, however, can challenge individuals to wonder outside the comfort zone into a world of unimaginable adventures.
  9. Fostering Independence: Navigating life post-divorce encourages individuals to cultivate independence and self-sufficiency. From managing household affairs to making important life decisions, divorce prompts individuals to rely on their own capabilities and instincts. This independence breeds confidence and resilience which can empower individuals to tackle life’s challenges with newfound strength.
  10. Promoting Emotional Healing:Divorce provides an opportunity for emotional healing and closure. It allows individuals to confront unresolved emotions, process grief, and embark on a journey towards inner peace and acceptance. Through therapy, self-care practices, and introspection, divorce can serve as a catalyst for profound emotional growth and healing which will pave the way for a brighter future.
  11. Learning from Mistakes/Finding Happiness with A New Partner: Divorce can be a painful experience, but it can also serve as a profound opportunity for personal growth and learning. In the aftermath of a failed marriage, individuals often reflect on their mistakes and the dynamics that led to the breakdown of their relationship. This introspection can be instrumental in laying the groundwork for a healthier future partnership. By acknowledging and learning from past errors, individuals can gain valuable insights into themselves and their needs in a relationship. They become more attuned to patterns and behaviors that may have contributed to the dissolution of their marriage. Armed with this newfound self-awareness, introspective individuals can approach future relationships with greater wisdom and maturity. Rather than repeating old mistakes, they can navigate conflicts more effectively, communicate more openly, and prioritize mutual respect and understanding. In this way, learning from the mistakes of a past relationship can lay the foundation for a new and healthier partnership potentially built on honesty, empathy, resilience and love.

In conclusion, while divorce undoubtedly presents its share of challenges, it also offers a silver lining of opportunities for personal growth, self-discovery, increased self-esteem, and an overall enhanced well-being. By embracing the positive aspects of divorce, individuals can navigate the complexities of divorce with resilience and emerge stronger, more introspective and healthier in the long run.

Corri Fetman & Associates, Ltd. offers strategy and solutions for any individuals interested in divorce or learning about divorce as an alternative. To learn more, book a consultation by clicking below or call us at (312) 341-0900.

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