How to Cope

Divorce Recovery


Growth Is In Your Hands
Growth Is In Your Hands

It’s never easy when a relationship ends. Whatever the reason, whether you wanted it or not, the change can be unsettling and painful. There are some things that can help you to get through this difficult time. When a relationship ends, there is often a feeling of loss. Breakups can disrupt your routine, home life, social relationships or even your identity. This uncertainty can create anxiety or depression. Reaching out for support through the grieving process can be critical to healing after a breakup or divorce. You might feel like isolating yourself, but this will only make it more difficult. Don’t try to get through this on your own. Connecting with people who have been through painful breakups or divorces can be helpful. 

Here are some tips for reaching out to others for support:

Spend time with people who support and energize you
Take time out for yourself
Get professional help if you need it
Cultivate new activities or friendships
Make time for self-care
Pay attention to what you feel and need
Take time out to grieve
Avoid use of drugs, alcohol or food in excess to escape “feeling”
• Explore new activities

In times of emotional crisis, there is an opportunity to grow. Consider this period a special time for learning to make better choices and heal. Please feel free to contact me at 805-390-8180 for the extra professional support that you might need during this difficult time.