Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably heard about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorcing in just 11-days. Now, most of these celebrity divorces go on and on, splashing ink across the entertainment magazine headlines, so to see one of the biggest, wealthiest stars, Tom Cruise, settle so quickly, gives hope to millions of people struggling with their own relationship problems. This should illustrate that, although divorce is never an easy or painless process, sometimes the best way to end it is like ripping a Band-Aid right off!
In the case of Holmes vs. Cruise, much of the headache that many couples go through was quickly hammered out behind closed doors with expert negotiators (as you will find within this site)! This is common in the divorce world for people that aren’t multi-millionaire celebrities also—and many attorneys believe it is best practice to attempt to work things out on an amicable level, rather than initiate cutthroat tactics within the court system.
What Katie and Tom did, besides end their marriage in quick fashion, was give hope to the millions of American’s that are struggling through the divorce process as well. Divorce does not need to be the end of the world—although it is true, you are ending a special relationship that you had with someone, it does not need to be viewed through the lens of anger, but rather, by moving forward with your life in a positive manner. While this may be hard to see while you are in the midst of such a divisive procedure, it needs to remain in the front of your mind so that you can truly see the big picture: the two of you were not right for each other, and moving on is the best thing for you both.
Tom and Katie were able to successfully work out the details in their divorce fast (and no one can argue that their issues weren’t at least as long as any other couples problems). The point that should be taken away is this: when two people decide to end a marriage amicably, something positive happens in that the last thing that the two of you do as a married couple is work together as a team for the better of each other and for the better of the family. Divorce isn’t easy, but there is no reason to make it any harder than it needs to be. Find more helpful resources throughout our site and contact an expert today.