Anyone who has ever been in a serious relationship can probably relate. The initial stages of the relationship are filled with happiness and excitement at the very thought of one another. While nobody expects the “puppy-love” phase to last forever, it is during this stage that many couples decide to get married. As time goes by, however, the relationship may cool into a less dramatic and intense type of love, and, in some cases, even further than that. Eventually, one or both spouses may find themselves feeling bored, lonely, and unloved despite the rings on their fingers. Some may be inclined to take immediate action and file for divorce, but rushing toward the end of your marriage is not usually the best idea.
Your relationship is going to be constantly changing. Life does not stand still and neither does love. Even the healthiest of marriages have rough patches. There is a reason that the typical wedding vows include the phrases “for better or for worse,” “in good times and in bad,” and “in sickness and in health.” If you took the leap of faith to marry your spouse, you believed that your love was deeper than physical attraction and good feelings. Before you decide to file for divorce, take an objective look at your marriage and try to determine it is really over or if you are just going through a tough time.
Divorce is Life-Changing
The decision to get married is a very significant one. The decision to get divorced is equally significant. Both represent a drastic change in the way that you will live the rest of your life. If you have children, your decision to divorce will impact more than just you and your spouse. Your children will be forced to adapt to an entirely new lifestyle. While divorce is not uncommon, it is important to think about how the process and its outcome could affect every member of your family.
You Could Be Wrong
When you look back on your life in 20 years, you should be able to see that you made the right decision. If you rush into a divorce, will you regret not having done enough to try to save your marriage? Of course, if you have already done everything possible, then divorce might be the right choice, but you owe to your future self to be absolutely certain.
If you are considering a divorce in Illinois, an experienced Rolling Meadows divorce lawyer can provide the guidance you need in making good decisions. Call Cosley Law Office today at 847-253-3100 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team. We will explain your options and work with you in achieving the happier future you deserve.