How To Deal With The Emotions Of Divorce

The end of a marriage can be an incredibly difficult and emotionally painful thing to experience. Going through a divorce is often very similar to experiencing the death of a loved one. Feelings of grief, sadness and depression are common during this time and may feel impossible to escape. The following tips may be helpful for those in Washington who find themselves going through a divorce.

In order to get over these feelings, they must be faced. It can be uncomfortable and tough, but confronting emotional pain instead of repressing it will help in the long run. It can extremely helpful to lean on family or close friends for support during this time. Joining a divorce support group and connecting with others who are going through the same thing can be comforting and ease feelings of isolation.

Creatively expressing grief can be incredibly healing as well. Ways to do this could be to write in a daily journal, paint a picture displaying grief or even write a eulogy for the marriage to help with closure. Grief can also take a toll on a person physically. Keeping a healthy diet, hydrating and getting plenty of sleep are extremely important during this time.

Learning how to cope with grief and other painful emotions can allow for a new life to begin. For those in Washington considering divorce, the most important piece of advice is to consult a legal representative. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can answer difficult questions and provide guidance for individuals going through this difficult and emotional experience.

The following two tabs change content below.

The Law Offices of Stacy D. Heard, PLLC

Stacy Heard is an accomplished and well-respected family law attorney in Seattle, Washington who has served clients for over 20 years. Stacy specializes in matrimonial and family law. She handles matters of divorce, high-conflict parenting plan/child custody issues, international custody disputes and Hague Convention cases, complex financial issues, relocation, restraining orders, child support, and modifications of Parenting Plans and Child Support Orders.