Edmonton Divorce Lawyers see a spike in demand near Christmas. For many families, the stress of the holidays brings to light the difference between what couples thought their marriage would be and the stark reality of two people just living together – but not in a loving relationship.
This stress comes out in different ways, some by arguing, others just withdraw and lead different lives.
Once you have tried all that you can, tried marriage counselling and you realize that there are no other options, only then make the decision to divorce. Consider the answers to questions like:
- Am I myself with this person? Do they bring out the best in me? Are they supportive of me?
- Do they accept me? Do I walk on eggshells around them all the time? Do I bring out the best in them?
- Do I accept them for who they are? Or am I trying to change them? Do we really communicate?
- Do we have common interests? Do you want to spend the rest of your life with them? Do you spend a lot of time imaging that life would be better without them?
- What does your ‘gut’ tell you to do?
If the decision has been made to divorce, then look to a process that will allow you to unwind your marriage with dignity and fairness. Divorce mediation helps divorcing families have the conversations necessary to reach an agreement that works for everyone.