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Getting divorced at a young age

If you married young and are choosing to divorce while you are young, you likely understand that there are certain benefits and drawbacks to navigating the divorce process at this time in your life. On the one hand, you may be feeling judged by loved ones and peers for being supposedly “impulsive” or “reckless” with your decisions to marry and/or divorce. On the other hand, you likely understand that you have a great deal of life left to live and you are hopefully set on making the most of your time and experiences.

Chances are that you either do not have children or that your children are very young. If you do not have children, your divorce process is likely to be less contentious and less complex than it otherwise might be. If you have young children, you can take comfort in the reality that your pursuit of health and happiness moving forward will almost certainly benefit them directly.

We have previously observed that divorce is increasingly viewed as a transition between one phase of life and another phase of life. If you are willing to embrace this non-judgmental approach to the process and to learn from your experiences, you will likely be able to move forward in healthy ways. It can sometimes be difficult to take this kind of approach later in life when individuals do not feel that they have enough time to “start again.”

As for those who may choose to judge you, please do your best to pay them little mind. You have decided to make a decision that you believe is healthiest for you. And although you may be grieving now, time, reflection, healthy efforts and the aid of professionals including attorneys, financial planners and counselors can help you to build a brighter future.

Source: The Huffington Post, “What It's Like To Be A Divorced Guy In Your Twenties,” Brittany Wong, June 10, 2015

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