Every couple who goes through a divorce – no matter how amicable they may be, faces emotional difficulties during the divorce process. After all, the parties are separating their merged lives into two separate ones and if they have children, they must also tend to their children’s emotional needs.
While divorce is hard on everyone, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It is difficult at first. You may have moments when you wonder if you made the right decision, and you may feel moments of regret. The truth of the matter is that you divorced your spouse for a reason and sometimes feelings are just feelings, and not necessarily the way things are.
Ways to cope
There are several ways you can cope during and after your divorce. For example, you can:
- Establish a strong support system around you.
- Reach out to a therapist and seek professional assistance.
- Not isolate yourself and ensure you are getting enough sun.
- Write your feelings down on a journal every day.
- Write things you are grateful for every day.
In addition to the above examples, if you find yourself truly struggling emotionally it is imperative that you seek professional advice from a trained counselor who can help guide you through the divorce process.
If you do not know who to turn to, ask your attorney. They may be able to offer you names of therapists and other resources to support you.
Grieving the loss of a marriage is normal and expected in every divorce. You are not alone in feeling what you feel. Utilize resources to find people who can help you get back to feeling like yourself again.