• Emily Pringle

Top 10 reasons for regretting divorce

Updated: Nov 7, 2019

Before you embark on the divorce or separation process, you should spend time asking yourself “is this really what I want?” And it's not always easy to get to this on your own.

Take the time to make sure you are absolutely certain that the issues between you and your partner cannot be resolved with time, effort and support. Be certain that you've done everything you can, and that you've tried everything between you.

If your relationship has become stagnant over time and lost the spark that was there in the early days, then see if there is any way that it can be rekindled between the two of you.

Don't be too proud to ask for help, before it's too late.

Research shows that about half of divorcees regret ending their marriages and wished that they had tried harder to make the marriage work.

The top ten reasons divorcees regret their decision to divorce:

1. Missing their ex partner

2. Feeling like a failure

3. Still being in love with their ex partner

4. Realising their behaviour was unreasonable

5. Feeling lonely

6. Discovering the grass isn’t always greener

7. An ex partner finding someone new

8. Realising they are not actually better off on their own

9. Damaging the relationship with their children

10. Children’s lives being affected