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Strategies for coping with an emotionally painful divorce

On Behalf of | May 20, 2021 | Divorce |

A marital breakup could be one of the most stressful and emotionally draining experiences a person can endure. No matter how amicable a divorce may be, it often disrupts all aspects of life. However, if one does not correctly deal with the stress and painful emotions of divorce, recovery can take years or may never happen at all. Here are a few ways Michigan residents can cope with an emotional and stressful divorce.

Find support

Divorce is not uncommon in the United States, so there are likely many people going through it at the same time. Seeking organized divorce support groups can be one of the most helpful ways to cope with divorce. Family members and friends can also offer emotional support, but interacting with those who have also been through a painful divorce can be cathartic and facilitate healing.

Practice self-care

Without question, divorce can be all-consuming. Constant sadness, loss of appetite and loss of sleep can make it very easy for a person to slide into full-blown depression. However, do not neglect emotional and personal needs. Now more than ever, make an effort to practice self-care.

Find new interests

Those who go through a divorce often find that they have more free time than they did in marriage. Don’t use this time to wallow in despair, but rather spend this time learning something new or exploring a hobby. Finding new hobbies or interests are also great ways to make friends and meet new people.

Although the pain may seem almost unbearable in the moment, find peace in knowing things will get easier as time passes. During this time, it is also important to seek legal guidance. Those in Michigan who have questions about divorce could benefit by consulting a legal representative. An experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney can provide clarity and help any individual get through this difficult experience.


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