Filing for divorce may be one of the hardest decisions you will ever make. It's not uncommon for a person to question their decision as they go through the process. They may even question their decision long after the divorce has been finalized.
There are various reasons why someone going through divorce would have doubts about what they are doing. For one, there is love involved. When you plan to leave someone you love or at least loved at one point, it can be extremely painful.
Another issue that comes into play is self-esteem. When someone suffers from low self-esteem, they might question themselves and may not feel confident in their decision. On top of that, an individual may be feeling a lot of fear -- fear of the unknown and fear of being single.
Another big issue that may cause someone to doubt their decision is when that individual has kids. Sometimes people feel that they should stay in their unhappy marriage for the sake of the children. Although this is understandable, it's important to remember that a child may suffer to some degree no matter if they are young or already an adult when his or her parents divorce.
Finally, and likely very prominent in many divorces, there is the feeling of hope. The feeling of hope can make someone doubt their decision to divorce. In some cases this can lead to couples breaking up and getting back together over and over again.
Although second thoughts may make someone question their decision to divorce, it's important to understand that these types of feelings are very common in divorce.