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Cognitive Dissonance in Divorce

Cognitive dissonance is the fancy term for the stress that occurs when a person holds two contradictory thoughts, beliefs, values, opinions or attitudes. This often occurs during the divorce process.  If I believe that I am a good person and I do something truly bad, the discomfort I feel is the result of cognitive dissonance. People have an internal desire to feel that their actions, beliefs and ideas are consistent. Cognitive dissonance develops when a person takes two opposite beliefs or actions.

How can you deal with emotional stress post-divorce?

Some people in Rhode Island probably set aside thoughts about divorce because they don't want to deal with the emotional stress that comes along with going through the legal process. Instead, they stay in a marriage that they're unhappy with, which can make things worse in the long run. So, how can our readers get past this mental hurdle? Are there any ways to prepare yourself for dealing with the potential emotional stress you might feel in post-divorce life?

Divorce rates drop, but couples should still take precautions

For years now, the common refrain regarding marriage is that half of them will end in divorce. But, according to a recent report, that isn't actually true anymore. The recent report noted a study which indicates that in the last 35 years, the rate of divorces in America has actually decreased by 25 percent. If that is the case, then the new reality about divorce is that the majority of marriages actually make it.

Assessing the financial impact of divorce

The decision to file for divorce is huge. It doesn't matter if the marriage has lasted months or years, the end of a marriage is a big deal for most people. One of the main reasons for why divorce is such a big issue is because of the financial impact of a divorce on a Rhode Island resident's life.

The role of life insurance after a divorce

For Rhode Island residents who are going through a divorce, there are plenty of aspects of life that they will need to adjust to after the legal process is complete. No matter how long the parties were married, post-divorce life can be stressful for many people. However, it is important to take the right steps to adjust, especially when it comes to finances.

How can getting divorced impact one financially?

Many people in Rhode Island going through a divorce may be so wrapped up in the emotional side of the process, they do not focus on the financial effect that getting a divorce will have on their lives. In fact, getting a divorce can cost a person more than they may realize. However, there are ways a person can mitigate the financial impact of a divorce.

Why it might make sense to divorce before the New Year

The holidays are a time for family, and for this very reason, couples in Rhode Island who are in an unhappy marriage may wait until January to end their marriage, even if they already know that divorce is inevitable. They think that by staying together, even if their marriage is crumbling, they can have one last Christmas as a family. Some may even think that the spirit of the season will save their broken marriage.

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