When you walked down the aisle, you probably did not envision your marriage ending in divorce. But divorce is a common experience for many people and can mark a new and exciting phase in your life.
According to Time, your chances of eventually getting a divorce are around 39%. Even though divorce is common for many, it can be difficult to move on emotionally. These strategies may help you recover and move on following your divorce.
Deal with your grief
It may feel easier to not focus on your feelings of grief, anger and sadness. However, putting off the grieving process at the end of your marriage can actually prolong and intensify these feelings. Actively work through your emotions to move forward.
You may want to pull back from your obligations and isolate yourself after you get divorce. Although you should not overdo it, plan on staying relatively busy to help yourself heal.
Bring new people into your life
After you transition into post-divorce life, it may be painful to connect with the same family members and friends as before. Try to add new people into your community. You may want to join a support group for single parents, for example, or take a class with others about a hobby that interests you.
Getting over a divorce is something that takes time and continual effort. You may want to seek the support of a therapist to help you stay on track and moving forward after you end your marriage.