Emotional Phases of Divorce

Emotional Phases of Divorce

Divorce is a shock to the system. Even if getting divorced is your idea, when it finally becomes a reality you may find yourself even more unbalanced than your spouse. The following are common emotions experienced by people going through a divorce. This list best describes the order of emotions from the perspective of the “receiver” (the spouse who is told “I want a divorce”), but is also relevant for the “deliverer” (the spouse who requests the divorce).

Denial

You find it hard to believe this is happening to you.