How to Emotionally Survive a Divorce

How to Emotionally Survive a Divorce

Divorce is often one of the most difficult experiences that a person can go through. In many cases, it requires you to leave your family home, lose contact with couple friends, and miss out on time with your children. And it almost always involves losing someone that you once loved, as well as the future you had imagined having together.

Despite how hard divorce can be, there are steps you can take to protect your mental and emotional health during this stage of your life. You may want to try:

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Playing a new sport
  • Trying a new hobby
  • Volunteering in your community
  • Journaling
  • Meditating
  • Exercising
  • Spending time outdoors
  • Treating yourself to a massage
  • Attending support group meetings

Divorce often causes people to feel anxious and depressed, so if you’re having a hard time coping, remind yourself that you’re not alone in feeling that way and that things will eventually get better. Give yourself a break while you recover from your divorce and adjust to your new way of life.

Consider Speaking to a Therapist

While leaning on your family and friends can often be very helpful following a divorce, sometimes it’s necessary to seek help from a professional. You’ll be glad to know that the therapists at our practice have extensive experience counseling patients going through the divorce process. We’ll draw on that background to provide you with the compassionate ear and personalized advice you need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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