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Divorce brings out truths according to actor Sean Penn

Spokane residents, who are going through a divorce or have recently divorced, understand the emotional toll the experience can take. Not only is your life wholly transformed, your future relationships may be affected as well. No matter your station in life, divorce can take a heavy toll. However, it can also mark a new chapter in one's life.

Celebrity Sean Penn recently opened up about his divorce from his ex-wife Robin Wright. While devastating, this was not the first divorce Penn went through. In 1989 he divorced Madonna. While Penn has stated his divorces have been gut-wrenching, he admits that truths come out in divorce. Additionally, he stated co-parenting after a divorce can be a challenge. The former couple has two children.

Even if a couple has an abundance of resources, a divorce can change everything. What had become comfortable and familiar for a significant amount of time can Feel as if it is disappearing overnight However, despite the initial shock, it is important to remember that your actions immediately during and after a divorce can have a long term impact on your future.

For many couples, setting aside differences and working to reasonably settle issues can help the process run more smoothly and leave both parties in a comfortable place once the divorce is finalized. Along those lines, parties would be well advised to comply with any temporary orders and be forthcoming on all assets which would qualify for division. In particular, working together can help ensure children feel as minimal an impact as possible.

At the outset, divorce can feel like a very difficult process, but it is essential to look towards the conclusion. While some aspects may be trying, a properly concluded divorce can help both parties start a new - and happier - life.

Source: Huffington Post, "Sean Penn, Robin Wright Divorce: Actor Slams Marriage And Admits He's Never Felt 'Loved By Someone'," Dec. 12, 2012

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