If you are filing for divorce, be aware that there are difficult days to come. While the latter part of your marriage may have been stressful, do not think things are magically going to improve the moment you file. They might even get worse.
Not everyone takes divorce well, and when you file for divorce, your spouse might get angry or vengeful. These reactions are especially likely if they have an overinflated opinion of themselves and think you are lucky to be married to someone as wonderful as them.
Even if your spouse has the maturity to accept that not all relationships work out, they may make life difficult for you during the divorce process because they assume that is normal.
There are ways to make divorce less stressful
The popular image of divorce that you see in the media and overhear in bars across the country or from friends sobbing onto your shoulder is that divorce involves a fight about everything from child custody to property division and payments such as child support. Yet, your divorce does not need to be this way. If you and your spouse can both accept that it is time to move on, you can use mediation to work out your differences.
However, if your spouse decides to complicate matters, you need to be firm in your reaction. While there is no point in escalating issues for the sake of it, you need to ensure you get the outcomes you are entitled to. By finding out more about the laws that govern divorce, you can set realistic goals and be sure when to draw firm boundaries to protect your rights.