Why Go it Alone?

by Betsy Ross LICSW CGP on August 29, 2010

One of the byproducts of a marriage in transition can be a deep sense of isolation. Loneliness, a sense of no longer belonging among your married friends or former social groups, feelings of failure, embarrassment, or even shame, are commonly experienced by those who are considering, going through, or are recently divorced.

divorced woman_unhappy.jpgDespite these painful feelings many important decisions have to be made. Making sound decisions takes an ability to gather good information, to carefully consider available options, to seek out sound advice, and to take the right amount of time to think through potential consequences.

How can you feel more supported and less alone while you accomplish this?

Seek out others who have gone through the same or similar experiences that you have had or about to have.Finding others who are in or have been in a similar situation can help you to:

    – Gather important information you will need to make sound decisions
    – Gain strength by being in relationship with like-minded individuals
    – Feel supported and less alone as you develop a new network
    – Be ‘mentored’ by others who have valuable experiences to share with you
    – Share your experiences, thoughts, and feelings with others who have already ‘been there’ or are at the same stage as you
    – Avoid mistakes and gain confidence by learning from others experiences

There are many groups out there for people contemplating or going through divorce. Let us help connect you with the resources you need. Contact Us at: 781.784.0905 or via email at: info@DivorceMediationStrategies.com

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