Divorce is one of the most difficult of all life events you can experience. It is generally compared in terms of stress to the loss of a close family member, the news of a serious illness or a sudden move. Finding a way to cope with the emotional and financial stress is a really important part of navigating the divorce process. There are some things that you can do as you process this life change that can help you adjust and begin the healing process for you and your family.
1. Think about possibilities: While divorce is likely not what you had hoped for, it is important to remember that you will move on with a new life after divorce. While most of your emotions related to your divorce may be sadness, anger and even guilt, it does open new possibilities for you and your future. You can take a new job or make a career change; you can take a solo vacation or begin a new exercise routine. You can join a new community, start a new hobby, or spend more time with loved ones you have not seen in some time. Trying to find the silver linings can help you move forward one step at a time.
2. Consider ways to cooperate with your ex: Your marriage may have been filled with conflict, but once you decide to separate and live apart, it can be easier to find common ground, especially as it relates to the wellbeing of your kids. Divorce mediation is an excellent tool for navigating the divorce process, settling the terms of your divorce and putting a mechanism in place to resolve conflict when you have a future issue even after your divorce is final.
3. Find sources of support: Support can come in many ways, and it is important to find sources of support that will help you. This may mean family, friends, or co-workers, or professional support from a pastor or counselor. There are other professional resources you can consider as well like a divorce coach, who can be hired to focus on helping you navigate the difficult divorce process. A divorce coach can help you with communication strategies as well as coping strategies that are tailored to your unique needs.
Moving Forward And Coping With Divorce
AMS Mediation offers a wide range of divorce support services to couples in the Minnesota area including divorce mediation, divorce coaching, custody mediation, parenting support services and much more. If you are navigating this process, there are many resources that you can access that can help you move forward. Give us a call at 952-452-1492 for more information or to schedule a time for a free consultation.