Divorce and Support

Don’t overlook your divorce support sources!

Divorce Support

Mental health experts encourage people to talk about their feelings when they’re divorcing, even if they aren’t comfortable talking about feelings under normal circumstances. Most people feel better and less alone knowing that others understand their grief.

Support can come from a number of different sources:

  • Friends: Don’t get caught up in being strong and self-sufficient. Friends can be a huge benefit in healing, especially when you live far from family members.
  • Family: Family members are a natural caring community for support and healing.
  • Religious Community: People within your religious community can offer wonderful emotional support. If you’re estranged from your religious community or have none, this may be a good time to reconnect.
  • Support Groups: There are many divorce support groups available.
  • Mental Health Experts: Talking with a psychotherapist or counselor may be a good idea, especially if you have physical symptoms, such as trouble with eating or sleeping or your emotional state impairs your ability to go about your daily routine.

 One cautionary note about support groups: Everyone grieves differently, so don’t let other people tell you how to feel. Additionally, don’t convince yourself you should feel a particular way either. Your grief is your own, and no one else can tell you when it’s time to “move on”. It is not uncommon to be angry, to cry, to yell, and even to laugh, so do so without being embarrassed.

To learn more about emotions during a divorce, you can read my free e-book, “Does Every Divorce Need a Shark?”

Are you interested in working with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who is well-versed in alternatives to litigation, including mediation and Collaborative Law? Contact me or call 239-210-7516

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     Posted on January 17, 2013 at 4:03 pm | No comment

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