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How to Cope with a Divorce

Divorce is a sad and confusing time for many individuals. Even the strongest relationships can fall apart under the stress of working, parenting and cohabitating. Divorce or separation often means you must move out of the family home, live on a single income and start making decisions as a single person. If you are struggling with the end of your relationship, turn to your divorce lawyer in Rhode Island for help and support. Chances are an attorney can point you in the direction of support groups and helpful reading materials.

Here are few simple steps to help you cope with a divorce:

  • Grieve. It is perfectly acceptable to mourn the loss of a relationship. Be prepared to go through a significant grieving period in which you can be upset and angry. Eventually, you can learn to accept the situation.
  • Turn to family and friends. Let your family and close friends know how you are feeling. Do not shut out the people who love and care about you.
  • Focus on the kids. If children are involved, focus on their needs. They are going through a difficult time as well and need your support more than ever.
  • Redefine yourself. Try new hobbies, activities and interests as a single person. Stay busy in a healthy and productive way.
  • Starting journaling. Writing down your thoughts, feelings and emotions is a helpful tool. Whether you are calm or mad, happy or sad, write down what is going on in your life in a private journal.
  • Share the blame. Many divorced people waste hours blaming their ex-spouse for the marriage’s demise. Accept that both parties are probably at fault.
  • Use your attorney. If you are having trouble co-parenting or otherwise communicating with your ex, use your Rhode Island divorce attorney as an intermediary.

If you are considering ending your marriage, consult with Kirshenbaum Law Associates. We are passionate family lawyers dedicated to maintaining and enriching our clients’ well-being.