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Moving Forward After a Divorce

Letting Yourself Heal

Many going through a divorce often feel a wave of emotions and have difficulty getting on with their lives. Feeling trapped and having no way to escape feelings is not an uncommon emotional response after ending a marriage. However, there are ways you can move forward. Healing is essential. Here are some ways to help you do that.

Choose to Move Forward

Before you can move forward, you have to choose that you want to move forward. This means that you are intentional in your choices, going ahead with the idea that you ultimately want to get on with your life and avoid being stuck in the past. Those who choose to purposefully move forward end up with a better opportunity for long-lasting healing.

Don’t Get Stuck in the Past

It can be very easy to wallow in sadness, think about all of the good and bad moments in your marriage, and wonder where your relationship with your spouse started to sour. Spiraling down this hole, however, can only lead to further feelings of depression and anxiety. While it’s acceptable to think about the past from time to time and reflect on choices you both made, you cannot allow yourself to get buried by the past; being stuck in the past prevents you from moving forward and, ultimately, from healing.

Get Help

Sometimes your feelings may be so overwhelming that you truly do not know what to do to take care of yourself. In these moments, it is critical that you reach out and ask for the assistance of a qualified mental health professional. There is nothing wrong with asking for help; in fact, being willing to ask for support only shows that you are stronger than you realize.

A qualified mental health professional such as a therapist can help you process the feelings you have and lead you down a path of healing. You just have to remember that you are not alone.

Are You Ready for Divorce?

You might feel overwhelmed even before you put pen to paper and submit a petition for divorce. If you are unsure of how you should proceed with a divorce or have questions about the process, you should ask for the help of an attorney who can guide you down the right path. The team at The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC is ready to help you through the various stages of the divorce process and will be there for you when you need a listening ear or a helping hand.


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