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Recognizing and overcoming depression amid divorce

On Behalf of | Jun 23, 2021 | Divorce |

Those in Michigan who enter into a marriage do so with the intent of remaining together for the rest of their lives. However, that does not always happen. Any person who has experienced the dissolution of a marriage can testify to just how challenging and emotional this family law proceeding can be. Emotional and psychological turmoil often accompany divorce, and this may lead to depression. Here are a few ways to recognize and get through depression after a difficult divorce.

Depression is common amid divorce

Depression amid divorce is very common and not an unusual thing to experience. Divorce depression sometimes passes quickly, but can also affect a person for the entirety of his or her lifetime. A person may experience depression even if the divorce was mutual or amicable.

Symptoms of depression

Depression can have a wide range of symptoms. A few of the most common symptoms of depression are fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, trouble concentrating, loss of interest in activities and pessimistic thoughts. If depression starts to have an impact on a person’s day-to-day life, it should be addressed and treated.

Overcoming depression

Getting through depression after a divorce is not easy to say the least. The experience is different for every person so there is no one-size-fits-all remedy or cure. Healing takes time, but eventually the pain will start to subside. It can be helpful and a great stress reliever to write down thoughts and feelings in a journal each day. Talking about feelings and experiences with trustworthy friends and family members is also very helpful.

Although it may be difficult given the circumstances, those who are going through divorce should look ahead to a new life and a brighter future.  Any person in Michigan who has questions about divorce may want to think about seeking the services of an experienced family law attorney. A legal representative can provide guidance and help any individual make the best decisions for his or her future.


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