During your marriage, you and your current spouse had several open, honest discussions, maybe you even visited a marriage counselor or therapist in Washington. Despite your commitment to marital improvement, it seems that divorce is your best option. Or is it?

HuffPost explores common reasons people second-guess their decision to divorce. See if any of these sound familiar to you, to better help decide once and for all if your marriage is over.

Fear

Depending on how long your marriage lasted, you may experience fear about going forward in life without your spouse. Even if the marriage did not last long, you may still feel apprehensive about life as a single person.

Hope

Deep down, your hope that your marriage can improve if you try something different may cause you to hesitate in signing the divorce papers. Rather than helping, your hope could do more harm than good.

Children

You may wholly reject the idea of your kids growing up in two separate households. While understandable, you have to ask yourself how happy your kids can be if they know their parents are not happy. You and your kids may flourish better if you go through with the divorce; your happiness often translates into your kids’ happiness.

Love

The love you have for your spouse may make it all but impossible for you to leave her or him. This can be especially true if the decision to divorce is mostly one-sided.

Low self-confidence 

Much of your self-confidence and self-esteem may hinge on your spouse and your marriage. Without either, you may plummet into a spiral of uncertainty. Divorcing may very well become the first step in gaining confidence and belief in yourself and your decision-making skills.

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.