Know When It’s Time to Leave
Not all relationships can be saved or are meant to be saved. If you have tried everything to save your marriage and nothing has worked, it is probably time to leave. Most people who have divorced say they should have left sooner. They say they spent too many years in a hopeless situation. If that’s you, you need a plan.
Tip: Impulsively leaving without exhausting every possibility for saving your marriage, or leaving without planning ahead are classic cases of “act in haste, repent at leisure.”
We suggest five goals for your plan.
-Be decisive; get it over with, even though mixed feelings are almost inevitable.
-Minimize conflict between you and your spouse.
-Protect your financial interests.
-Protect your children’s well-being.
-Develop a support system among family, friends, and community.
This is a new beginning, a new chapter. For the vast majority of people, after an adjustment period, they and their children are much better off--and they feel it.