After your divorce is finalized, you may wonder how long it will take for you to get over the end of your relationship. For many people, divorce can be a crippling, heartbreaking experience and struggle to move forward with their lives. It can feel impossible. However, with the right coping skills and support system, you can overcome this overwhelming heartache in time.

Discover more about getting over your divorce by reading below.

 

One Size Does Not Fit All

Recovery does not look the same for everyone. It is common to feel a wide range of emotions at any given time in no particular order. You may feel anger one moment, then the very next, you might feel sadness or relief. Do not compare yourself to others that may be going through the same process. There are no rules when it comes to recovering from a divorce, and there is certainly not a one-size-fits-all cure.

 

Stages of Grief

The Stages of Grief include:

  1. Denial
  2. Anger
  3. Bargaining
  4. Letting Go
  5. Acceptance

Unfortunately, the stages of grief is not a simple checklist you can complete in a week or two and move on. Each stage has a way of intermingling itself throughout your journey to recovery. At first glance, the stages of grief may look simple. However, these five steps are complicated and can take months, even years, to “complete.” Moreover, once you think you think you have “completed” these steps, you might find yourself at stage one or two all over again. Sometimes it is one step forward and two steps back.

A divorce is not just the end of your relationship. It is also the end of a dream, the ideal picture you built up in your mind of how your life would play out. Your feelings, whatever stage, are valid and are allowed to be felt. Your life has made a drastic change. Dealing with these changes and losses is a must.

 

Take Your Time

Because there is no cure-all for getting over a divorce, you need to do what works for you. Let yourself work through each stage of grief as they come and when they come. Take the time you need. Do the things you enjoy. Let your support system help. Doing this will allow you to move forward fully.

People do not come prepared to deal with the heartbreak of divorce. Many people chose to seek the help and guidance of a therapist or life coach during this time. They are trained to help you navigate your feelings and thoughts. In therapy, you can learn coping skills that can pave the road to your new life. Additionally, it can help you gain a healthier outlook on your situation.

 

Contact The Ault Firm

Let the knowledgeable team of attorneys at The Ault Firm lighten your load. With years of experience handling the headaches and hassles of the divorce, our lawyers can help you navigate this overwhelming process. If you are considering getting a divorce, call the experts at The Ault Firm today to schedule a case review.