Most people associate grief with the death of a loved one. However, after a Texas divorce, it’s very common to experience grief over the end of your marriage. Although it often feels unbearable, these are some steps to help you overcome it.
Acknowledge that your marriage is over
Many people fall into denial after a divorce, which is a normal part of grief. However, acknowledging and accepting that your marriage has ended can help you get through. It allows you to move forward with the natural grief process. Don’t try to contact your former spouse unless you absolutely have to for the sake of your children, but do accept that it’s over.
Let yourself feel
Divorce grief is a very real thing, so it’s natural to experience a variety of emotions. Let yourself feel whatever you happen to feel and give yourself time. There is no set timetable for how long it takes to experience these emotions of grief. Let them all out whether they involve sadness, anger, frustration, guilt or anything else. Bottling it all up can only prolong your misery.
Lean on your support system
You have family and friends who love you and are there for you through thick and thin. They are your support system during and after your divorce and you should lean on them while going through your grief. You can vent to your support system and have them just listen to you. They can also provide comforting shoulders on which you can cry and won’t judge you.
Take care of yourself
While going through divorce grief, it’s easy to neglect taking care of yourself. However, practicing self-care could help you get through your grief faster. Grief is emotional and physical, so nurturing yourself can be a pick-me-up.
It takes time to move on after a divorce. As long as you grieve, you will get through it in your own time.