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Stages of divorce

The stages of divorce include:
  • Initial discontentment and distance
    • this usually happens a couple of years before anything is ever verbalized
  • Eventual discussion of dissatisfaction
    • and possible attempts at reconciliation
  • Decision to get divorced
    • and the emotional distancing that follows
  • Actual action of divorcing
    • and resulting physical separation
  • Growing acceptance
    • which includes physical and emotional adjustments
  • New beginnings


These stages and the emotions and decisions inherent in each stage are important to explore, understand and to feel. Your experience of each stage will most likely be part of your healing.