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Handling the Emotions of a Difficult Divorce

You Can Move Forward

Divorce is one of the most difficult situations a person can go through in their lifetime. The process itself can be challenging, but the impact it can have on your emotional health can be even greater. You may confront feelings of loneliness, fear, anger, sadness, frustration, and more. How do you move through a process that is filled with various emotions?

Fortunately, it is possible to move forward with a divorce in spite of the presence of these emotions. Read on to learn tips that can help you cope with your divorce.

Acknowledge Your Feelings Without Dwelling On Them

The first step in moving forward in a difficult divorce is to acknowledge your feelings and that they are real. No one should be able to tell you that your feelings are invalid or that they will simply pass. What you are going through is difficult and varies from person to person.

While some people can have an easier time processing their feelings and can move on more quickly, the struggle can be heavier for others, and they may take longer to move forward. Either way, it’s perfectly normal and acceptable to feel how you do, and you should acknowledge them as such. However, problems can arise when you continually dwell on your feelings and prevent yourself from healing.

While there may be a moment where you wonder where your relationship started to fall apart, letting yourself continually go back to that thought over and over is unhealthy and prevents you from making progress emotionally. When you feel tempted to look back on the past over and over again, remind yourself that a brighter future awaits you.

Lean On Your Support Circle

When going through a divorce, an early step of the process you should consider taking is building a support circle made up of your most trusted friends and family members. These individuals can be a great help to you if you find yourself struggling emotionally, as they can act as both listening ears and advice-givers when you need them. They can also just be there to give you support in the simplest of ways, even if you just need a hug to get yourself through the day.

Practice Self-Care

Remember that no matter how difficult the circumstances may be, you have to remember to take care of yourself. Your physical health can be connected to both your mental and emotional health, so taking steps to take care of your physical health can also provide you with boosts to the other areas. Even simple activities such as getting regular rest, exercising, and keeping yourself engaged in activities you enjoy can provide you with positive effects.

Ask for Help When You Need It

Sometimes when things become so overwhelming you may feel the need to reach out for someone to help you. This is perfectly okay! In fact, you should ask for help when you need it!

Some people believe the misconception that asking for help means you couldn’t get through the problem on your own and makes you weak when the reality is that asking for help is a demonstration of how strong you are. If you are struggling with your emotions during a divorce, consider seeking the help of a qualified mental health professional who can provide you with the best guidance on how to process everything. If you don’t know where to look, your divorce attorney can be a good resource.

Reach Out for Help

As mentioned, going through divorce is difficult, and you should not attempt to work through the process on your own. You need the help of an attorney who understands both the divorce process and the emotions that come with it.

At Burrows Law Group, our attorneys understand how challenging it can be to work through the various issues that come with getting a divorce, including the emotional side of the equation. We are committed to helping our clients process everything one step at a time and guiding them through the process to find the best possible outcome on the other side.


Learn more about divorce in Texas or schedule your consultation by calling us at (972) 236-7798 or by visiting our website.

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