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Fear may affect decisions when it comes to divorce in New York

Fear can drive many people to make decisions that may not necessarily be the best. Because fear is such a strong emotion, it can be difficult to quell that feeling in order to make clear choices. However, when the decision revolves around a significant life event, like whether to divorce, understanding what is causing the fear may help New York residents follow the best paths for their circumstances.

Though they may be considering ending their marriages, some parties may also consider staying married for various reasons. In some cases, the fear of being single or of making a mistake can cause individuals to remain in unhappy situations. However, some people may not fully realize that those fears are keeping them from moving forward. 

Once a person understands the cause of the apprehension, he or she may have a greater chance of addressing the concerns. Determining how realistic a fear is can also help determine whether it should play a role in the decision-making process. For instance, the fear of being single may be valid, but there are numerous ways to form relationships. As a result, the idea of being alone forever may be unrealistic.

The emotions and factors that drive individuals forward and cause them to hold back differ from person to person. Because ending a marriage is often an emotional experience, understanding these feelings beforehand may allow for better decisions in the future. If after assessing fears and apprehensions New York residents choose to file for divorce, they may wish to gain legal assistance.

Source: The New York Times, "11 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Divorce", Eric V. Copage, May 17, 2017

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