Divorce is a life-altering event that can leave emotional scars and a sense of loss. The end of a marriage often creates a period of grief, uncertainty, and emotional turbulence that needs to be healed.
But what is healing?
Healing is a process that encircles the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of our lives.
The path to healing is deeply personal and unique.
It’s a journey with a path that has many bends, it’s never a straight line. Your individual experiences, beliefs, and needs affect the path that you will experience on your healing journey.
There are many ways to work on healing yourself, you just need to try different ways and stick with the ones that feel comfortable to you.
The first step is to acknowledge your feelings. Denial will only prolong the pain. Sit quietly and think about what you are going through. How do you feel about it? What emotions come to the surface? Acknowledge them and allow yourself to feel them without judgment.
Seek support, it is time to gather your tribe. That does not have to mean you call all your friends and turn them against your ex, it means seeking out other people who have experienced this same situation and pain. Facebook support groups are a great place to connect with others. Considering going to a professional therapist to guide you through this process, your friends and family mean well but they are not trained to handle the emotions and confusion divorce can bring.
Make sure you focus on yourself, not your ex. Self-care can help you relax and keep the focus on you. Self-care is more than just a bubble bath, although they are highly suggested. Self-care is seeking to learn and gain information to help you understand what you are going through. Watching videos and reading articles online can help your mind process why this is happening, even if you are the one who initiated the divorce.
Often when leaving a long-term marriage some women find themselves lost, they have spent so many years taking care of others that they no longer have their own identity. Reconnect with yourself to regain your sense of self-worth. What do you like to do? What do you want to do with the rest of your life? This is YOUR time, your choice. Set goals for yourself and write them down. Use daily affirmations to encourage and motivate yourself.
Healing after divorce is a journey that requires time, patience, and self-compassion. While it can be emotionally challenging, it also presents an opportunity for personal growth, self-discovery, and a fresh start. By acknowledging your feelings, seeking support, practicing self-care, and embracing new opportunities, you can navigate the path to healing and create a fulfilling life post-divorce. Remember that healing is a process, and it’s okay to take the time you need to rebuild and rediscover yourself.
With YOUR Success in Mind,