Benefits of Divorce Support GroupsBy Moskowitz Law Group, LLC |
No one ever expects that they’ll end up getting a divorce when they enter a marriage. The dissolution of marriage, whether it be mutual or unexpected, can disrupt almost every aspect of your life, including your finances, your relationship with your children, your relationship with mutual friends and family, and your overall mental health.
Maybe a divorce was exactly what you needed in your life, but it doesn’t mean it’s always an easy transition. Experiencing a divorce can cause you to feel grief, anxiety, shame, confusion, worthlessness, anger, and depression. It’s completely normal to struggle with these emotions after a divorce, but that doesn’t mean you have to go through it alone.
Confiding in someone about your thoughts and feelings has proven to have some healing effects, but perhaps talking to married friends isn’t helping in the same way. How could they possibly understand? This is when you might consider attending a divorce support group.
How Can a Support Group Help?
A divorce support group allows for divorcees to come together in a safe space to express feelings and experiences and listen to one another. These groups are often hosted by licensed counselors or psychologists to facilitate and prompt discussion.
Though it may be intimidating to talk to a group of strangers about your divorce, sharing your story with people who truly understand your situation can offer some relief. Listening to others’ stories will reaffirm that you are not alone. The people you meet in these groups can serve as a resource to lean on for support and advice. Realizing that you need help after your divorce is the first step into feeling like yourself again.
Where Can I Find a Divorce Support Group Near Me?
Divorce support groups are nearly everywhere—it’s just a matter of finding the one that is best for you. In-person groups are often held at counseling centers, hospitals, churches, and community centers. Psychology Today offers a great platform to search for support groups in your area that is best suited for your needs.
Likewise, there are different types of support groups that can help you through this hard time and might help you find some closure or relief. Groups can be faith-based, for men only, for women only, for divorcees with kids, or with various other defining traits, so you can find the group that’s best for you. There are also divorce support groups available online through webinars and forums.
How a Divorce Lawyer Could Help
Going through a divorce can be overwhelming, so it can be important to retain an experienced divorce lawyer who understands how strenuous this process can be. Our divorce lawyers at Moskowitz Law Group could help you navigate your divorce settlement so that you can focus on yourself and your needs.