When you’re going through a divorce, it’s perfectly normal to feel a variety of emotions. One moment, you might be sad or feeling down. The next, you might be angry or frustrated. Even if your divorce was amicable, going through a rollercoaster of emotions can be expected.
The idea of dating after a divorce is overwhelming for some people. Even if you’re excited about it, it’s normal to be nervous or to second-guess yourself. Whether you were married for two years or 20 years, getting back into the dating scene isn’t always easy. It may be a completely different world than it was the last time you had a date. On top of that, your feelings about love and relationships might be different.
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If you’re an attorney, you might measure your success in wins and losses when it comes to court cases. However, when you’re dealing with divorce, there are no winners and losers. It’s often an overwhelming, emotional roller coaster of a situation, no matter what. Even in amicable divorces, there are hurt feelings.
If your marriage has been struggling for a while, maybe the thought of leaving your spouse has taken up a permanent space in your mind. Or maybe you had planned on trying to work things out with marriage counseling, better communication, etc. But with the recent stay-at-home orders and social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, life, as we know it, has changed.
It’s safe to say that the world has changed over the last several weeks. Nearly every state in the country has some sort of “stay-in-place” order—schools are closed, businesses are closed, and people are taking extra precautions to stay healthy and safe. However, parenting is never put on hold.
Clients often struggle, for many months or even years, about how to tell their spouse they want a divorce. It could be a conversation you have over and over in your head, where it stays hidden in the recesses of your mind… and you may think,
Everyone’s divorce experience is different. Some people are able to end things amicably and peacefully. Others have to go through contentious court battles. Some people will even fight over custody arrangements, property, or other assets.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. You’ve probably already seen decorations in the stores—along with heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, bouquets of roses, and stuffed animals.
Maybe, at one time, you relished in the holiday with your spouse. It was a wonderful experience. You had a love affair with your spouse early on in your marriage when the sparks were still strong and nothing could tear you apart. But now, things have changed.
So, you made it through the holiday season, but that might not be saying much. Simply “making it through” the holidays isn’t where anyone wants to be, especially when it comes to describing your marriage.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills group is for women in the process of divorce. In this weekly group, participants learn to manage emotions and stress associated with divorce, without making it worse.