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Reactions to divorce may leave much to be desired in New York

After ending a marriage, many individuals want to move on from the ordeal as quickly as possible. However, it is often not that easy to forget such a major life event. Indeed, the news of divorce commonly has to be revisited numerous times with various people, and the responses can sometimes leave much to be desired.

Though it may be safe to say that most New York residents do want to be fine after divorce, having someone tell them that they will be fine can seem irritating. In most cases, ending a relationship is a substantial ordeal, and this type of response can come across as other parties brushing off a recently-divorced person's feelings about the situation. Most parties appreciate a more sympathetic response.

Expressions relating to the inevitability of change and accepting unavoidable change can also seem hollow. Of course, certain life changes are unavoidable, but accepting the significant change that comes along with divorce can prove difficult. Many individuals need time and support before eventually coming to accept their situation on an emotionally healthy level. 

Because divorce can be difficult to move on from and the changes hard to accept, New York residents going through the process may do well to recognize the importance of the decisions they make during proceedings. The terms to which parties agree can dictate various aspects of their future lives, and therefore, individuals may want to ensure that they work toward the outcomes they find most agreeable. In order to put their best foot forward with such a journey, interested parties may wish to enlist the assistance of experienced attorneys.

Source: The Washington Post, "When I got divorced, I hated hearing these 5 responses. But they were all true.", Leah Spellman, May 17, 2017

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