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Divorce causes much pain, some gain for most Americans

Rhode Island spouses who are involved in divorce proceedings usually want them to be as brief as possible. A lengthy divorce means more emotional stress for the parting couple, often leading to one or both parties avoiding the conflicts and agreeing to terms that will be some kind of detriment to post-divorce life. However, experts warn that the only successful path out of a divorce involves being prepared for a long legal tussle.

Divorce can be mentally challenging and financially crippling, especially over the longer term, for the partner who takes the path of least resistance with the thought of shortening the process. Thus, expectations at the beginning of a divorce are always for the proceedings to be wrapped up quickly, but experts state that partners should prepare themselves emotionally for extended mediation. Maintaining good health when under such divorce duress can be an additional, unwelcome burden.

Experts also advise a spouse involved in a lengthy, contentious divorce to stay determined and not yield to pressures surrounding the issues, making it seem that there's no life beyond divorce. Beyond the personal aspects, divorce is a legal matter and having the right information is important to handle the nuances of such proceedings. Close friends and family can support the divorce process by providing enjoyable company as a diversion to stress during and after divorce. Ultimately, as experts continually remind, it is not just about getting a divorce, but it is also about surviving it and continuing on to a better life.

Source: Forbes, "How to Stay Strong And Get What You Deserve In a Divorce", Robert Pagliarini, March 25, 2014

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