Samantha Lee Donaldson is a freelance journalist who knows firsthand what the struggles of divorce look like. As a stepmother, she has watched both how it has affected her husband and her stepchildren equally.
Prepare yourself by reviewing the divorce expenses ahead of you and how to be ready for the punches.
Divorce is already a hard enough thing to deal with; however, removing yourself from an abusive relationship in the process can make things almost impossible. The best way to do so is by learning to live without them and learning to love yourself in the process.
Divorce is never easy for you or your children. That's why making the right decision and learning to face both the good and the bad ahead of time can help you make the transition as smooth as possible.