Your Guide To Surviving Divorce

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If there is one crucial thing that you need to understand at this point, it is the fact that getting over a bad breakup or sad divorce is never an easy thing to accomplish. You think you are ready to forget your former lover, but a big part of you will always miss him. Even if you have grown to become an independent individual, there will still come a time when you would prefer to lock yourself up in your room and isolate yourself from the world.

The negative downward spiral we see in couples stems from feeling emotionally disconnected from our partner. — Dana S. Iyer Ph.D.

During the first few days after the finality of your divorce, you will find yourself succumbing to loneliness. It feels that nothing right is happening in your life. Because of this, there is a chance that you can offer negative vibes to everyone around you. Without you knowing it, you may start to show signs of depression and anxiety. As such, it is best if you will make an effort to find ways on how to survive divorce. The journey is not going to be easy, but it will be worth it once you have moved one successfully.

Here are the top essential things to remember about surviving divorce:

Choose To Move Forward

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The initial step that must do is to choose for yourself to move forward to better tomorrows. You must stop lingering in the past and wishing that things were different. Take note that the more you wallow yourself in depression and loneliness, the more difficult things are going to take place for you. Never look back in the past because it will only prevent you from getting a brand new chance. Keep in mind that you have the choice to save yourself from this mess.

Metaphorically, transitioning through divorce is like crossing a hanging bridge connecting two mountains, with a fire burning behind you. You have to cross, but feel afraid of whether the supports beneath your feet will hold. — Andra Brosh, PhD

Get In Touch With Your Attorney

When a court issues a final decree of divorce, it usually involves an order concerning the custody of your child and support that you and your ex-spouse are going to pay. Remember that the issuance of the court order is different from its execution. As such, there may be times when you need to confer with your legal counsel. For example, if your ex-husband does not honor the order mandated by the court, then you can exercise a legal remedy to compel him to do it. Otherwise, he will get himself in trouble.

Master The Art of Acceptance 

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Another thing that you must do is to understand or master the art of acceptance. Once you accept the reality that the marriage is over officially, then it will be a lot easier on your part to handle the issues. As much as possible, train yourself to understand the reality that you deserve nothing but the best in this world. However, it can only be possible if you know how to accept specific facts in your day-to-day life. Stop denying to yourself that the marriage has ended because it will only prevent you from moving forward to brighter days. Instead, accept it with all your heart since it is the best thing to do. Do not hesitate to open up about your divorce to your friends or family members. Be open about such fact to let go fully.

Don’t act on feelings that may be temporary. Instead, act according to your values, the interests of any children involved, and your own long-term goals. — Tina Gilbertson LPC, BC-TMH