How To Handle The End Of A Marriage

September 14, 2022

We all hope that things will go our way in life. However, that cannot always be the case. Bad things do happen from time to time, and when they do, they can be a little difficult to handle. Take the end of a marriage, for example. Everyone who gets married hopes that they will be with their partner for the rest of their lives, but the stats show us that this isn’t always the case. Around 50% of marriages will end up in divorce (or separation).

In nearly all cases, it is better to get divorced than stay together. But that does not make divorce any easier to handle, especially in the early days. In this blog, we will take a look at a few tried and tested tips that will help you to transition to single life as soon as possible. 

Mourn Your Loss — For A Bit

They say that the end of a relationship is a bit like the grief one experiences when someone dies. And it is not hard to see why that comparison is made. When a marriage ends, so do all the dreams and hopes the couple had for the future. 

While you may want to move on as soon as possible, it is important to give yourself time to experience the grief that you may be feeling. It is fine to wallow in misery for a little while. When you are ready, you can begin the climb out of the pit.

Invest In Yourself

The best way to climb out of the misery pit that is divorce is to invest in yourself. It is normal for our confidence levels and self-esteem to take a knock following the end of a marriage. By investing in yourself, you will be slowly building those important parts of your identity back up again. Some good ideas for doing so include hitting the gym, taking a trip, and learning a new hobby. They will show you that you may well be fine on your own, after all.

Make The Process As Smooth As Possible

There is no denying that the divorce process can be a little messy. After all, you are not just separating — you are also dividing a joint life into two. And that can quickly become complicated. You will find that things run much more smoothly if you work with a divorce mediation company rather than trying to handle everything yourself or putting it in the hands of the courts. It is always worthwhile making life easier for yourself, especially when you are handling something as complication-prone as divorce. 

Get Your Thoughts And Feelings Out 

Finally, be sure to find ways to get your thoughts and feelings out in a healthy way. Airing your grievances to your children, say, is not a healthy way. Using a journal to get your thoughts out, or sharing your feelings with your friends, on the other hand, are healthy and respectable ways. You will be going through a complicated moment, and you will feel better if you are not holding onto the hurt and anger that you feel. Let it all go! 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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