To me, family everything. It is defined by those we know we can depend on, but it is not defined by blood relation. Family is the people you call when you are having the most phenomenal day ever, and when you are having the worst day ever. The people that will eat ice cream out of the carton with you, but will also tell you to suck it up and not let one bad day get you down.
I was married when I was 22 and had my son at 25. Things were great for a while, but then they were not. I grew up in a divorced household and I saw the obstacles my mother faced, so I was determined I was going to stay married. I was not going to end up with a failed marriage. Fast forward a bit, and the one thing I said I would never accept happened. I called my mother and told her “that’s it. I’m getting divorced.” The next day, which happened to be my 35th birthday, I drafted my own divorce papers. Even though I had navigated people through the process for years, I felt like I was aboard a sinking ship. However, as soon as the process was completed, I felt like a new person. I was free. I was happy again. More importantly, my son was happy. The happiest I had seen him in quite some time. Now, almost 4 years later, I am living my Happily Ever After Divorce. I have an amazing man in my life. I am closer to my family, and I learned that being happy after a divorce can happen. I’m living it each and every day.
Atlanta Divorce Law Group