Those that have never been through a divorce may not understand the actual emotional pain it causes. It's easy to think it's just something that happens to people, when you're on the outside looking int. However, once you go through a divorce, you fully understand the emotional pain that comes along with it.
Both men and women go through a grief stage after a divorce. They may deal with it a little bit different, but they will grieve the loss of the relationship once the papers are signed.
Many people don't realize how bad it will hurt until after it's final. It could actually take months or even a year before it hits a person the hardest.
While the divorce is in the process, it usually comes with so many legal and financial obligation people don't have time to feel the emotional hurt. However, once it ends, it will hit for many reasons including:
All of these reasons and more can hit you like a ton of bricks once the final papers are signed and filed. Divorce is hard and the emotional pain will come, whether right after or a year later.