Coping with Divorce 101

For some people, the holidays are a wonderful time filled with family, celebration, and love. For others who have been through a divorce, it can be a painful reminder of what they have lost. Valentine’s Day, especially, can be arduous for the latter group.

If you are about to go through a divorce or this is your first holiday single, you may be feeling a mixture of intense emotions, ranging from sorrow, rage, disappointment, and jealousy. We understand that this recovery period takes time, but it’s also important to remind yourself that you can and will get through this experience, perhaps you just need some aid.

At Boeller Law, P.A., we pride ourselves on offering our legal guidance with compassionate care. That’s why we are going over helpful ways to get through the difficult adjustment from married to divorced.

Make yourself a priority

With all the changes that come with a divorce, you may be putting yourself last without even realizing it. Self-care isn’t a millennial trend that’s here to come and go. It’s important to take care of yourself both mentally and physically. That can be anything from getting enough sleep, exercising, eating healthy, taking a break, or doing things that bring you joy.

Find a supportive group to lean on

Don’t go through this alone. Each person handles life changes differently, so a divorce group may not be for you, and that’s okay! Instead, consider joining a group based on similar interests, volunteering your time for a cause you’re passionate about, sharing your feelings with loved ones, or signing up for therapy with a professional. Taking some time to yourself is necessary, but humans are social creatures, so it’s in the best interest of your health to surround yourself with others when you’re ready.

Refrain from thinking negatively

It’s common for some to blame themselves for the breakdown of their marriage, but it’s important to refrain from focusing on the “what ifs” and getting caught up in self-blame. To help keep negative thoughts out, write down positive affirmations or practice self-compassion. All of this can help restore confidence and get you on the right mindset.

We’re Here to Help

For more than 20 years, our family law attorneys at Boeller Law, P.A. have represented a variety of cases, including divorce, child custody, mediation, alimony, time sharing, and more. We are here to help you move forward into the next chapter of your life confidently.

Contact our skilled team of family law attorneys now at (941) 315-8598 to schedule an initial consultation.