It’s never easy to divorce, no matter how long (or short a time) one has been married. Divorce tends to have a ripple effect, not only on both spouses but on children, extended family members and friends, as well. Some Ohio spouses have great difficulty coming to terms with their situations and moving on in life.

One’s ability to adapt to a new lifestyle often depends on the factors that led to the breakup. If there was an extramarital affair, for instance, it can be tough to let go of hurt feelings and feel happy again in life. Not only is it okay to do so, but it is highly recommended for the sake of emotional and mental health.

Positive thinking is a valuable tool when trying to cope with divorce. It can be tempting to dwell on the past, especially the negative issues. However, especially if there’s children involved, it is a lot easier to move forward if positive thinking is a central focus toward healing.

Even when an Ohio parent has the best intentions to leave the past behind and help children cope with divorce, a lingering legal problem can cause intense levels of stress. That is why it is a good idea to connect with an experienced family law attorney. He or she can step in to help resolve custody, visitation, support or alimony issues. The sooner such problems are resolved, the easier it might be for a parent and his or her children to start enjoying life again and building new memories together.