How can you overcome grief after a divorce?

On Behalf of | Mar 25, 2022 | Divorce

Grief is typical following a divorce. The loss you experience when you and your spouse have to separate is life-altering. While there are benefits in the long run, you have to make it through your grief to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

According to Psychology Today, divorce grief can feel neverending. You may feel grief for months before you can feel like yourself again.

Lean on your support system

You may have your support system directly following the divorce, but life goes back to normal over time. They may not realize the grief you still feel. Reach out to the people who care about you. Let them know how you think and ask for their support. Sometimes, by reaching out, you also help your friends and family. They may not know what to say or how to help, but when you provide a way to support you, it can help them.

Ask to spend time with friends and family, even for simple activities like taking walks or grocery shopping.

Allow yourself to accept the grief

You have to allow yourself to process the emotion. Let yourself accept that the grief you experience is typical. Do not let the negative emotions build up. If you cannot move forward after several months or if you still cannot function, you may need to find a professional to talk to. Sometimes, working through your grief becomes a more complex process. You may have something holding you back.

Grief works differently for everyone, but you can overcome it if you accept it and find ways to feel like yourself.

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