Now more than ever, we share our lives online. When in previous decades only close friends had an intimate insight into our lives, we now often feel that we must keep up a picture-perfect image to our hundreds or even thousands of followers on social media.
The fact is that you are living in your reality, not your social media feed. It's important that you take the time to reflect on what you really want in life and what makes you happy.
If you believe that you would be happier divorced but feel hesitant because you would feel ashamed or embarrassed because of how people would view you, the following are some things to consider.
You only have one life -- do what is best for you
We all fall into the trap of being heavily influenced by what other people think of us from time to time. But in the end, we have to face the fact that we only have one life. Envision how you want to feel and what you want to achieve, and take pride in living for you.
Authenticity is admirable
Filing for divorce is never something to be ashamed of. Conversely, you should feel proud of taking action in pursuit of a better life. Why not own your decisions and be authentic? This is admirable and fosters connection with others.
If you are struggling to decide whether to divorce because of embarrassment or shame, you can still look into your divorce options before making a decision.