Divorce can open many doors that may have once been sealed, but first, ex-spouses must jump through the legal and financial hoops. It is natural for this complex process to involve equally complex feelings; after all, there are many phases to dealing with life after divorce. New Mexico residents going through this difficult time may have more questions than answers regarding new schedules, child custody arrangements and other aspects of daily life.
Mental Health America understands the many layers of recovering after a painful separation, first noting that it is natural for those going through divorce to have conflicting and confusing feelings. MHA encourages readers to accept these feelings and to understand that they will likely subside over time. It can be challenging to set aside time for self care -- especially when children are in the picture -- but caring for one's self physically and emotionally is crucial during this sensitive life chapter. MHA also stresses the importance of maintaining stability and routines, avoiding conflict when children are present and, despite the circumstances, to think positively about this temporary situation.
It is also easy to feel alone when in the midst of such a major change. Psych Central lists some additional pointers when it comes to coping with the pain of divorce, sharing that such times can be psychologically dangerous. Because of this potentially vulnerable state, Psych Central warns those in these situations to resist the urge to act on brash emotions. Dovetailing from MHA's tips, the article also highlights the benefits of keeping a strong support system and of communicating with friends and family. With a little distance, a situation can become clearer, as well as more manageable.