Divorce and Stress/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

Posted on October 18, 2015


A post on reducing stress in divorce can be found at http://bravewebermack.com/five-tips-to-reduce-your-stress-in-a-divorce-that-most-attorneys-wont-tell-you. The author, Attorney Shawn Weber, gives a prominent role to alternate dispute resolution options. However, what is often overlooked is the role of forgiveness that is outlined. Forgive your spouse. “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” This quote, attributed to Buddha, tells us a pragmatic lesson about forgiveness. If you forgive, the anger will dissipate. If it dissipates, you will be the beneficiary of the action. It is indeed virtuous to forgive the other person for their sake. If you can’t do this, forgive them for your own sake. You have much to accomplish in the future. Leaving the anger behind will allow you to avoid the ingestion of figurative poison. You deseerve to do that for yourself.