Be compassionate to yourself and try to silence your inner critic. Even if you fall short of your own expectations, give yourself credit for trying.
Health & Wellbeing
As humans, we develop coping mechanisms to avoid pain, but sometimes we sabotage our relationships when our immediate reactions to triggers don’t lead to the desired outcome of more loving interactions.
Divorce inevitably leaves individuals to sift through a barrel of complicated emotions. It is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, stressed, lonely, angry, or even guilty when processing a divorce. Left in isolation, these emotions can be confusing and misdirected if they go unaddressed during this transition.
The experience of grief is as unpredictable as it is universal. Let yourself explore the many rituals grievers can practice and create a meaningful closure that’s just right for you.
Getting your confidence back after a late-life divorce may be a challenge. But by making an effort to look good, celebrating the wonderful things about you, and taking time to learn something new, you’ll come to realize that you are worthy of love and respect, and you’ll come out of this better and stronger than ever before.
Divorce is almost always difficult, but you don’t need to stay in a place or continue patterns that make you feel depressed or prevent you from moving forward with your life.
The lesson I have learned from my eight-year ordeal is that there is no need for revenge. Sit back and wait. Those who hurt you will eventually screw up, and if you’re lucky, God will let you watch.
Divorce is not an easy thing to go through. When you’re divorcing someone with mental illness, it can be even more difficult.
Divorce, for all its worry, sadness, and challenges, also provides the opportunity for creativity to run untethered and for unforeseen opportunities to enter.
Now that you’ve embarked on this journey, you can only go forward. Allow yourself to feel the pain and, with time, it’ll become more manageable.