What Will Be Your Divorce Story?

By Lori Caldwell-Carr, Attorney on July 14th, 2020

Typewriter with story being written
Typewriter with story being written

A good exercise for those going through, or considering, divorce is to think about what your divorce story will be when it is over. What do you hope to say about the divorce process and results?

Some things to think about are:

Think Long-Term

I encourage people to think about the long-term positive things they wish to accomplish (goal setting). For some, the short-term goals are revenge, to make a spouse miserable, or to liquidate the marital estate in search of ‘justice.’  These are normal feelings and not wrong to have, especially hearing many of the heartbreaking stories of what some people go through.

However, there are often good arguments that the short-term satisfaction that comes from some short-term strategies often work against you in the long-term.

pencil writing in several colors

My Recommendations

My recommendation is to write your divorce story early even before you begin. It doesn’t have to be complex or formal. Identify what is important long-term. This will help you make good decisions about how to strategically move forward and prepare you to live your story!