Many people are unhappily married, but they stay in that relationship for one main reason: they’re scared. Being married offers a degree of security, and having to lose that in a divorce can be frightening, to say the least. Being single is pretty much the equivalent of being alone, and nobody wants to be alone.
You’ll be glad to know there’s no longer a stigma associated with being single. With nearly half of marriages ending in divorce, if you decide to be a statistic, you won’t be alone. In fact, you probably know many friends, family members, neighbors, or co-workers who have gone through a divorce.
Getting divorced is not all doom and gloom. There are actually a lot of things to look forward to. Here are some of the cool perks of being single.
Your spouse is out of your life, so there’s nothing to fight over. There’s no more tension. There’s no more walking on eggshells. You don’t have to sit in silence or retreat to your room to avoid another fight. You get to come home from work and enjoy peace and quiet.
While you’ll still have debts and bills to pay, you can now spend your money as you please. You don’t have to ask your spouse for permission. If you want to buy a gallon of ice cream, a new pair of shoes, or concert tickets, you can do it if you want. There’s nobody to tell you no.
You can come home from work and do as you please. You don’t have to worry about pleasing someone else. You don’t have to do what your spouse wants you to do. You have more free time to yourself—time for you to do what you want to do. You can start a new hobby, take classes, start going to the gym, spend time with friends—the sky’s the limit. Use this time to rediscover yourself and what you enjoy doing.
Marriage often causes us to lose ourselves. We become so focused on the marriage and pleasing the other person that we lose sight of who we are. When you divorce and become single again, it’s easier to focus on yourself and be the person you were meant to be. You don’t have to live up to anyone’s expectations anymore. You can feel free to be yourself.
Being single again after many years of marriage can seem scary. However, single life can be a relief after a tough marriage. It can be fulfilling and you may even enjoy it.
If you no longer enjoy being married, a divorce may be your best option. There’s a lot to look forward to as a single man or woman. Contact the Columbia divorce lawyers at The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. to start the divorce process. We’ll help with the legal and emotional aspects. To schedule a consultation, call (410) 774-5987 or fill out the online form. We have two offices to serve you.
7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 910
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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10440 Little Patuxent Parkway,
Columbia, MD 21044