Losses associated with a relationship breakdown are multiple and intense. Not only are our financial, housing, and normal routines changed but also our very identity. We are no longer someone’s husband, wife or partner. Who are we now? We ache for our children and want to know that what we’re doing is not going to irreparably harm them.
Understand some of the normal processes that occur during divorce. Reduce and pace emotional distress so that it does not lead to a longer term depression. Work towards understanding how relationships break down. Develop short term coping strategies.
Consider being part of a supportive Rebuilding Group.