Healthy Relationships: Handling Divorce

by Kerri Silverthorn   |   Mon, Mar 22nd, 2021

Handling Divorce and Breaking Up: Issue Four

Healthy Relationships - Handling Divorce and Breaking Up: Issue Four

No one wants to go through a divorce or breakup, but having the skills to cope and heal will make the process a little smoother. Getting through a breakup or divorce might be one of the hardest moments of your life. After a breakup it’s normal to be flooded with grief, disappointment, and stress. Even when it’s for the better, abruptly losing the stability, support, and companionship of a relationship is a tough blow.

The grieving process is difficult and tedious. Everyone experiences it differently. When experiencing grief:

  • Don’t fight your feelings or suppress your emotions
  • Talk about your feelings and seek professional therapy
  • Remember moving on is the end goal

Seeking the help and support of others is also a healthy way to cope with your loss. Get outside and cultivate new friendships, spend time with people who value and respect you, and lean into those you trust and love. Make healthy choices and take care of yourself in the wake of a breakup. These three self-care tips are a great place to start:

  • Explore new interests and make time to take care of yourself daily
  • Pay attention to your needs and take breaks
  • Stick to a routine and avoid alcohol, drugs, and food as coping mechanisms

Everyone deserves to have people in their life that they love. Meaningful relationships can be tough to navigate, but they are essential to a happy and healthy life. Check out this link for more information on handling a divorce or breakup.

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Kerri Silverthorn Mon, Mar 22nd, 2021