There’s no other way to say it.
It’s the second most stressful life event, after the death of your spouse, according to the American Institute of Stress.
So if you’re thinking about getting divorced, preparing yourself financially and emotionally can help make the process a little less traumatic.
And while there is always drama, know this: you don’t get more money, because your spouse has an affinity for young blondes. A judge generally can care less. It’s about money and your state’s laws.
Consider this process one big financial transaction in which you attempt to split your lives evenly.
So find a support system to work through the drama.
And then get serious.