It’s not uncommon to have strong feelings about your divorce, especially as your divorce is finalized. You may feel an intense rush of relief, or, in some cases, dread as you approach the world with a new lens.
You can’t change that your divorce happened, but you can always change how you feel about it. If you take the time to better understand your feelings, you can move on productively and start the next chapter of your life with a clear mind.
Understanding Your Feelings
When you acknowledge how you feel, it can be very impactful to understand how you feel. Understanding your feelings can help you identify how to cope with them and move on.
When trying to understand your feelings, you can always begin with personal reflection. When reflecting, ask yourself the following two questions:
- How do you feel about your divorce? What physical feelings do you feel?
- When do these feelings arise?
Meeting a Therapist
When reflecting on your emotions, it might be helpful to meet with a therapist. With a therapist, you can discuss your feelings and how they can affect your day-to-day life. Meeting a therapist may also help you create methods to cope and reframe your emotions, ultimately helping you move on.
After you acknowledge your feelings, you need to work on putting those feelings behind you and not letting them control you. Moving on benefits your emotional health and relationships, as any lingering feelings from your divorce may revisit you as you begin dating again.
Don’t Bury Your Feelings
While it may feel easier to bury those feelings, when they finally do resurface, you won’t feel better. Repressed and resurfaced feelings can be detrimental to new relationships or close friendships with those who supported you during your divorce. Not only can the impacts of these feelings harm your relationships with others, but they can also make you believe inaccurate, horrible things about yourself.
Call Our Coconut Creek Divorce Lawyers
Your divorce may be complex, both legally and emotionally. Our skilled divorce attorneys can guide you through the legal and emotional process of divorce, from filing to finalization and beyond.
If you have questions on what to do following your divorce, call our compassionate divorce attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonny Kousa, P.L. at (954) 626-8071. Our team can answer any questions you have and reassure you that your new chapter is for the best.