For many people grieving the end of their marriage, intense feelings of abandonment, loneliness, betrayal and loss can persist for months, even years. Holidays and anniversaries often cause sorrow to resurface–it may feel as if there’s no end in sight to grief. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Being patient with yourself and imagining future happiness can help build resilience and eventually put grief behind you, writes Susan Pease Gadoua, L.C.S.W. in Psychology Today. Her article 7 Tools to Help You Get Through Your Divorce Grief offers practical advice for those who find themselves coping with difficult emotions long after a divorce.
It’s not necessary to employ all of these tools, Gadoua says; using at least three, however, can help people turn the corner.
The good news is, many people go on to lead happy lives after divorce–in fact they’re often far happier than when they were married. Through the process of developing inner strength and resilience to overcome grief, they’re able to face the future with newfound confidence.
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