I filed for my divorce. I found the process to be quite empowering. I loved seeing my name listed as the “Plaintiff” on the paperwork. I was ecstatic to receive the official decree with a gold seal instead of the notarized copy sent to the “Defendent”.
A few weeks ago, I spoke to a friend who was getting ready to begin his divorce. We discussed the filing process and he told me that he didn’t feel the need to file. I was surprised, since he was the one who truly needed the divorce. He told me, “I’m taking away her dream of the Perfect Life. I don’t mind letting her have the satisfaction of telling people that she got rid of me.”
Does this aspect matter to anyone else? And if so, how do you view it?