When you give yourself a hug, I find the kind that feels the best is to wrap your arms across your chest so your hands are touching just above your armpits. Imagine the two of us are meeting for lunch one year from today... Each of my five tips for how to deal with depression resulting from divorce should build one on the other. After you've really grieved (aka cry or sob) over what you're saying goodbye to, write your hello letter. Then you're ready to start hearing what you're saying to yourself and make sure you turn up the volume on the kindness and support.
You'll want to hold the hug for a bit and focus on it. As we get seated, I can see that you're doing great — much different from the person who was struggling with divorce depression. Once you've got your internal dialogue tuned to a positive note, be sure to take care of your need for casual human contact which could be as simple as giving and getting more hugs.
A few months ago, I went to a luncheon for the family law section of the Tarrant County Bar Association.
At first, I was a bit surprised that she would spend so much time doing this.
Most people going through divorce experience some degree of situational depression as part of the normal grieving process over all the losses the end of the marriage brings. In this exercise, you sit down with a pen and paper and write a letter of goodbye to everything and everyone that isn't the same now that you're divorcing.
As you discover more things that are good about your life now, you could write a new hello letter or add on to your original one.3.
Will it look bad if I change the grounds for divorce?
Cat's Question: My lawyer and I filed for divorce on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment, and then filed a verified complaint with the court listing the reasons.
My husband and his lawyer responded with a verified answer that denied all of my allegations and "strongly suggested" that I change my grounds to abandonment.
Does it look bad for me to change my grounds, either in the court or in the eyes of the opposing side?