Being scared of making the wrong decision is not something that should stop you from moving forward.
So many women get caught up in procrastination, particularly when there are other elements of fear around them as well; where they don’t know where to start, or where everyone has an opinion and wants to weigh in. Then they have so many people in their ear and they don’t know what decision to make.
They’re scared of making a decision, because what if it’s the wrong decision?
It is a relevant fear, that you won’t resolve something unless you move forward and make an initial decision. Look, sometimes that initial decision can be as small as, “Okay, I need to find three lawyers that I could potentially feel comfortable working with, have an initial appointment or some kind of initial interaction with each of them, see who I think I can work with and then book an appointment to have some initial advice.”
Get some initial professional advice. That could be your first step.
You don’t actually have to make a decision after that immediately, but it will start making you feel more confident. It takes away some of the unknowns that are around and you’ve actually started with some momentum.
Once you have some momentum, quite often, momentum continues. So please don’t get caught up in just being concerned that “I can’t make a decision because what if it’s the wrong decision?”
Sometimes you make the wrong decision; it’s not the end of the world. It’s not like it can’t be undone anyway.
You need to start somewhere and starting somewhere means finding the right lawyer or getting some initial relevant advice. Just because you get initial legal advice doesn’t mean you need to appoint the lawyer to do the whole matter for you.
Just understand what the process is, what your options are, and then go from there.
There’s plenty that you can do on your own. And once you know where to start, that means you can keep more control of it for yourself.