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The Biggest Secret About Divorce No One Tells You

Best Life Logo By Alesandra Dubin of Best Life | Slide 1 of 5: Wouldn't it be nice if life's most delicate topics were discussed out in the open so that no one ever had to feel alone? Alas, that's simply just not how it goes, especially when it comes to highly sensitive issues like divorce. And that's why people going through the process may find themselves feeling particularly isolated. So, in the spirit of bringing difficult topics to light, we asked relationship experts about what someone going through a divorce is likely to be most surprised by with their split. Coming in at the top of the list? No one seems to talk about the pain and logistical challenges that come from separating not just from your spouse, but from your shared community as well."The unhappy couple isn't the only one divorcing," says Connell Barrett, a dating coach and the founder of Dating Transformation. "Their friends and family members are divorcing too, in a way. Divorce divides people who are close to the couple."And that can lead to major feelings of abandonment when people feel compelled to pick a lane in the divorce. "Friends and family members choose sides, which can leave the divorced person feeling blindsided and betrayed," Barrett says. "As the cliché goes, they're about to find out who their friends are. This makes divorce even more traumatic than it already is."While the domino effect of divorcing is one factor that people going through a legal separation should be prepared for, there are many more aspects of divorce people never talk about. Read on for some more divorce realities you need to know. And for more on the truth about splitting from your spouse, here are the Signs of Divorce Most People Don't See Coming.Read the original article on Best Life.

The Biggest Secret About Divorce No One Tells You

Wouldn't it be nice if life's most delicate topics were discussed out in the open so that no one ever had to feel alone? Alas, that's simply just not how it goes, especially when it comes to highly sensitive issues like divorce. And that's why people going through the process may find themselves feeling particularly isolated. So, in the spirit of bringing difficult topics to light, we asked relationship experts about what someone going through a divorce is likely to be most surprised by with their split. Coming in at the top of the list? No one seems to talk about the pain and logistical challenges that come from separating not just from your spouse, but from your shared community as well.

"The unhappy couple isn't the only one divorcing," says Connell Barrett, a dating coach and the founder of Dating Transformation. "Their friends and family members are divorcing too, in a way. Divorce divides people who are close to the couple."

And that can lead to major feelings of abandonment when people feel compelled to pick a lane in the divorce. "Friends and family members choose sides, which can leave the divorced person feeling blindsided and betrayed," Barrett says. "As the cliché goes, they're about to find out who their friends are. This makes divorce even more traumatic than it already is."

While the domino effect of divorcing is one factor that people going through a legal separation should be prepared for, there are many more aspects of divorce people never talk about. Read on for some more divorce realities you need to know. And for more on the truth about splitting from your spouse, here are the Signs of Divorce Most People Don't See Coming.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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