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Navigating the emotional side of divorce

On Behalf of | Dec 12, 2023 | DIVORCE - Divorce |

Facing a divorce can bring up many emotions. On one hand, someone may feel relief, especially if the marriage was particularly difficult. But feelings of sadness, guilt, anger, and fear are also common. These feelings may come and go, leaving one struggling with knowing how to move on. Fortunately, there are resources to help one get through the emotional side of divorce.  

Dealing with varying emotions 

Divorce brings about many life changes, which can cause one to fear the unexpected. After a divorce one may have to find new housing, deal with shared child custody, and navigate financial issues alone. When a couple with children divorces, guilt about how the situation will affect the children is very common. Even when one felt unhappy in their marriage, one may still grieve the life they had before. 

When dealing with difficult emotions during and after a divorce, it’s important to seek help when it’s needed. This may be in the form of counseling or group therapy with others who have been through a similar situation. Some people choose to make positive changes in their lives after divorce, which can mean finding new hobbies and connecting with new friends. Ultimately, one must face those emotions and deal with them accordingly to move on. 

Legal help is important  

Divorce, while emotional, is a legal matter that must be handled according to Alaska’s laws. It can be challenging to negotiate difficult matters like asset division, child custody, and spousal support. When facing a divorce, it’s important to seek advice from an experienced attorney. An attorney can guide how best to make important divorce-related decisions.