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Obstacles that get in the way of post divorce happiness

Connecticut couples who decide to end their marriages in court often face numerous types of challenges as they navigate the process. No one claims divorce is easy, and adults and children alike rarely survive such situations unscathed. Sometimes emotional scars run deep; for others, life after divorce is wrought with financial stress or child/parent relationship problems.

No two situations are exactly the same, but there are certain roadblocks common to many post divorce situations that can impede one's ability to move forward to a happy and successful new lifestyle. One problem involves thinking the grass on the other side is always greener. The old saying can be applied to those who want what their former spouses have rather than embracing their own states in life. Seething with jealousy because a former spouse enters a new relationship, makes more money or gets a brand new car does more harm than good.

It's often crucial to be willing to admit one's own mistakes concerning various factors that may have led to a divorce. If one is always blaming the other person rather than taking accountability for one's own actions, there's little chance of achieving amicable solutions to any problems that arise. Forgive and forget is another good saying when it comes to creating a happy new lifestyle after divorce.

Where children are concerned, most parents recognize the importance of keeping their best interests at heart when making new parenting plan decisions or setting future family or business-related goals. Divorce changes life; there's no doubt about it. However, it doesn't have to ruin life. With experienced family law support and a plethora of available resources, a concerned Connecticut parent can avoid common divorce pitfalls and surge ahead to positive new experiences.

Source: The Huffington Post, "6 Ways Your Divorce Is Harder Than It Needs to Be", Accessed on April 25, 2017

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