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How to remain happy and sane during your divorce

On Behalf of | Feb 1, 2023 | Family Law |

You and your spouse might decide that divorce is the best solution to your unhappy marriage. If so, you’re not alone. It’s not uncommon for Texas couples to call it quits. Even if your divorce is amicable, you can still feel sad about the situation. Consider the suggestions below if you struggle to find happiness during and after your divorce.

Find a support group

Sometimes it’s easier to discuss your feelings with a stranger. You might have things you’re not comfortable revealing to family and friends. Or you could worry about being a burden.

Joining a divorce support group gives you a safe space to vent about your divorce. The group members are dealing with divorce, too. They’ll understand how you’re feeling and perhaps offer valuable advice.

Take time to grieve the end of your marriage

Very few people get married with expectations of divorce. You started your marriage with hopes of a bright future. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out that way. And it makes sense that you’ll grieve for what could have been. You might want to take time to process your feelings. Instead of pretending everything is fine, acknowledge your feelings.

Talk to a select group of friends or family

It helps to have the support of a close friend or family member. Sometimes you need someone that you love and trust to lean on. However, just because a person is a friend or family member doesn’t mean you should talk to them about your divorce.

Choose your confidante carefully. Also, avoid unloading too much or too often. You don’t want your confidante to feel like your therapist.

Finding happiness during divorce

Emotional recovery after a divorce isn’t easy. Having a happy divorce doesn’t mean you won’t also feel sadness. It takes time to heal and truly move on in a healthy manner.