FEAR OF ADMITTING THAT IT IS OVER
Even though you may know that your marriage is over or that the relationship has been stale or stagnant for a while, it is difficult to get over the initial fear of the other person's reaction to your decision to file for divorce. One should not let another's reaction prevent them from living their truth. Being consumed with another's reaction can hinder your own emotional growth. If you are unable to move forward in your divorce due to your concern about what the other spouse will say or do, please consult with a social worker or other trusted professional, even a pastor or other religious leader, for advice on how you can move forward.
Legal issues are not the only things to be aware of when you file for divorce. Your emotional and mental well-being is important too. Taking the time to give yourself the ability to assess the emotional and mental health impact of divorce is key to turning your fear into power when happily ever after fades away.