Common losses that divorce might cause

On Behalf of | Dec 7, 2022 | Divorce

It’s no secret that divorce is one of the most distressing events a person can go through. Divorce brings with it a range of emotions, such as confusion, anger, sadness and guilt. But beyond the emotional turmoil are several losses that some Washington residents don’t see coming.

The financial losses

There are several types of financial losses associated with divorce, including the potential loss of income, the division of property and assets and legal costs. Depending on the marital situation, one spouse may have relied heavily on the other for income.

When it comes to dividing assets, if there is no prenup in place, the court must decide who gets what property. This can be a long and arduous process that can result in one or both parties losing some of their investments. And lastly, divorce usually brings with it legal costs as both sides seek to protect their own interests.

Loss of relationships

Divorce can mean the end of relationships with friends, family members and even members of your church congregation. This may be due to the fact that they are not able to support both parties equally or simply because it’s too uncomfortable for them to deal with the situation.

Additionally, when a couple divorces, their children experience losses as well – the loss of a family unit and having two parents living in separate homes. They may experience feelings of rejection, guilt, anxiety and depression as they try to cope with the changes in their lives.

Loss of self-esteem

Divorce can cause a person to question his or her own value and self-worth. After all the pain and suffering that a divorce can bring about, it is common for a person to feel like a failure or as if they are not worthy of love or respect. Many people who experience divorce may also struggle with feelings of loneliness, low self-esteem and depression.

Though divorce is a difficult and emotional process, it is important to remember that you are not alone in your struggles. There are many resources available to help you during this difficult time, including counseling and support groups.