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Abandonment makes divorce harder

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Suddenly learning that your marriage is over is a difficult event to live through. For some people, this comes as a surprise because they thought the marriage was in good shape. When their spouse decides to leave and announces it without warning, it can feel like abandonment.

These situations are often harder for the shocked spouse to deal with. One thing that can make it challenging is that it seems as though their loving spouse has suddenly morphed into an uncaring and hateful person. It is important to remember that these cases don't have anything to do with your role in the marriage, but instead, they are an outward showing of the other person's mind.

It's easy to feel alone when you're going through this, but others have dealt with the same thing. Finding support groups and reaching out to your trusted inner circle might be beneficial. You also need to ensure that you start thinking about the divorce and how you can better your new start.

As much of a shock as it might be when you find this out, there is something to focus on. You found out what was going on, so now you can move forward and plan your next steps. You can focus on getting the settlement you need in the divorce.

You're going to go through a range of emotions as you grieve the end of the life you thought was going to last forever. As you do this, try not to let those emotions dictate what you do. Instead, work toward making solid decisions that are based on logical decisions.

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