Decisions are an everyday part of life. It is true that the greater the consequences, the more carefully California residents should consider all angles before making a final commitment. Divorce is one of the biggest events that may affect one’s future, and there may be pressure from various sources that have a bearing on how things progress.
The divorce of reality star Khloe Kardashian from her husband, former professional basketball player Lamar Odom, has been dragging its heels for some time. The couple split up over three years ago, and there have been various delays in filing and signing the paperwork. By April 2015, the divorce had still not been finalized, prompting reports that time was running out if the divorce was to progress. Odom was hospitalized following a near-fatal overdose in October 2015, and the divorce was dismissed shortly thereafter.
It has been variously reported that the delays were due to court backlogs and to the estranged couple themselves; however, no definite reason has been confirmed. Some sources are now saying that Kardashian is ready to move forward with divorce plans, but she fears that doing so will cause Odom to relapse into substance abuse, a problem of which he is reportedly in denial. Despite the seriousness of the incident that hospitalized him last year, it is claimed that Odom still refuses to enter into treatment.
Misplaced guilt, or even attempts at emotional blackmail by a former spouse, may happen to people from all walks of life. It may be hard to disconnect oneself emotionally; however, if one is to move forward, then it is important to seek the appropriate advice and support that will assist with this process. There may be many reasons for a delay in divorce proceedings, but California residents should be aware that unnecessary and avoidable delays only waste time that could otherwise be used for more productive plans for the future.
Source: ibtimes.com, “What’s Holding Up Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom’s Divorce? Sources Say The ‘KUWTK’ Star’s ‘Guilt’ Could Be To Blame“, Caitlyn Hitt, Apr. 4, 2016