(Note: Originally posted January 6, 2017, but still relevant!)
As I sit in my Fort Worth, Texas law office and write this essay, it is 23 degrees outside and tiny little snow flakes are falling. But one of the many things I love about Texas is that shorts and flip-flops weather is right around the corner. There will be green grass popping up in my yard in just a few weeks. Spring is nigh.
As soon as it starts warming up outside, I’ll start seeing commercials on TV about losing weight for bikini season. New deals on exercise machines and diet food commercials talk about losing a few pounds for Summer. These commercials are fine for what they offer. But what if you have more to get rid of than some tummy fat?
Many people are living in a hurtful, resentful, unhappy or even abusive marriage. For these people getting into a swimsuit is the least of their concerns. I know I was miserable in my marriage to my ex-wife, and I needed a divorce. I lived in a perpetual state of emotional Winter for years before I finally told her I wanted a divorce. Making the decision to tell her I wanted to end our relationship was stressful, and I delayed having that talk with her. Once I told her how I felt, however, it was like a weight lifted off of me. Suddenly, it was Spring time in my life.
If you or someone you know is considering divorce, January is a great time to hire a lawyer and get the proceedings going. If things go well, you can be Single For Summer. So while your friends are struggling to lose 5 stubborn pounds of unwanted fat, you can lose 150 or more pounds of stubborn, unwanted spouse and be ready for Summer.
I don’t intend to come across as flippant. At Youngblood Law, we understand that divorce is a very serious matter, and we always take our clients’ matters seriously. What I am saying is if divorce has been on the horizon for a long time but you have been deferring your happiness for “someday”, set a New Year’s resolution to be Single For Summer–this Summer. There is time right now to get a divorce started and finished in time for Summer if the process is started soon. If you or someone you know has been considering divorce, this is the perfect time to make the decision to end the emotional Winter, and get ready for a carefree Spring and Summer!
Youngblood Law, PLLC is a Fort Worth, Texas family law firm focusing on helping working people define their “new normal” through divorce. This essay is intended for educational use only, and is not a replacement for competent legal counsel. If you are facing a family law matter, we recommend obtaining competent legal counsel like Youngblood Law, PLLC. For more information contact us at 817-601-5345, find us on the web at www.youngblood-law.com, or on your mobile device, open your browser and type in lawfw.biz and press Go. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/youngbloodlawPLLC/