CBT's goal is to help someone solve their immediate issues by changing negative patterns of thinking and behavior, which changes the way the person feels about the issue.
Divorce advice and the holidays: Coping with divorce means handling the hurt from people who were formerly your friends. One self-message helps you through it all. Use it and keep the holidays positive for yourself and your kids.
If you are a woman going through or recovering from divorce, have you ever said something like this to yourself?: “I feel shut down, closed off, and numb. I need to protect myself and not show weakness or vulnerability.” But, if you have ever seen a momma bear protecting her cubs, you know that the feminine force is in no way weak.
Fear is a normal human emotion. We all experience it, know what it feels like, and have, at times, been overcome by it. So, you are not alone and there is nothing wrong with you.
Self-acceptance is tied to our confidence, inner strength, and happiness. Through self-awareness, we can identify our strengths and weaknesses and, without judgment, accept them all. Upon self-reflection, we can improve and grow free of guilt and shame.
Divorce is stressful. By being able to identify divorce stress, we can better manage it and even convert it to excitement. Instead of the traditional meaning of the word divorce being legal dissolution of marriage, think of it as being set free and a new sense of fulfillment.