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Tips for processing heartbreak during the divorce process

| Dec 24, 2020 | Divorce

Going through the process of divorce takes a lot of emotional strength because it requires that you put your emotions aside and focus on the logistical aspects of moving forward. If your spouse unexpectedly filed for divorce or if you were willing to work through the struggles in your marriage but your spouse wanted to call it quits, it’s likely that you are suffering from heartbreak, and will need to take some time to process your emotions before moving on.

It’s important to remember that the process of divorce and the healing of your broken heart are two different journeys that you will need to embark on, and you may have to go through them in parallel. If you are struggling to see how you will get through this difficult period of your life, the following are some tips for coming out the other side stronger than ever.

Give yourself time to mourn

The loss of a relationship can feel just as traumatic as the death of a person. You won’t simply get over the death of your marriage overnight, so don’t expect yourself to. Allow yourself to go through the stages of grief, and be kind to yourself during this time. There are ways that you can facilitate closure and process your emotions fully: Consider going to therapy, writing a journal or reading appropriate self-help books that will provide you with key insights.

Find a healthy outlet to distract you when you need a break

Whenever a person is going through something difficult, they need a distraction. This distraction could be something unhealthy, whether that’s binge eating, alcohol or drugs. Finding a health distraction could be a key factor for success – try taking up exercise, a new hobby, delving into your work or even putting all of your energy into the divorce proceedings.

If you are going through a divorce, try to be kind to yourself, and remember that the logistical aspects of the divorce process could be key to getting the closure that you deserve.