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Healing after divorce: it takes time, but it happens

Going through a divorce can be an intensely emotional experience. The end of a marriage can feel like a loss for many Illinois divorcees, and it may feel as though the pain won’t ever end. A Cook County divorce lawyer knows that those experiencing the after-effects of a divorce can feel sadness, resentment, anger and frustration, but those emotions can go away over time.

Breaking up a marriage may leave some ex-spouses grieving for the relationship as well as a life built as a partnership. Regardless of which spouse wanted to divorce, it can be a challenge to make it through the divorce process without being significantly affected. There are a few things that divorcees may want to do to help with healing after the split.

Avoid rushing the process

There are many difficult decisions that must be made during a divorce, and many of those decisions are often completed as quickly as possible. Once the papers are signed, it can be tempting to try to rush through getting over the divorce as well, but it is important to take the time needed to deal with the changes as they come.

Handle post-divorce issues

After finalization of a divorce, some people choose to ignore the issues that frequently come up. Many of the problems that divorced couples face include the children. These problems need to be resolved in order to keep the best interests of the children in mind. Parents should not step away from their responsibilities, even if it can seem overwhelming.

Learn to be happy alone

After years as a couple, divorcees may find that it is difficult to be on their own. When the children are at an ex’s home, there can be an unexpected sense of loss. Even when a spouse was the one that wanted the divorce, it may be lonely to be alone. A Cook County divorce lawyer understands that people need time to relearn who they are as a single individual. For many people, this means taking time off from dating and focusing instead on personal issues.

Build a support system

Friends and family are often helpful for divorcees in need of an emotional support system. It can be helpful to find people who are willing to listen and offer advice when things get hard. If needed, therapy can also serve as a way to express feelings and troubles that may not be appropriate to share with loved ones.

A Cook County divorce lawyer may be able to suggest other ways to navigate through the healing process following the end of a marriage relationship.

He helps clients resolve issues relating to family law, including divorce, parenting time and parental responsibilities, paternity, and child support. As a skilled real estate attorney as well, Scott also provides advice and legal representation to clients who are purchasing or selling residential or commercial property in Illinois.

Years of Experience: Approx. 30 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active
Bar & Court Admissions: Illiois Courts Northern District of Illinois Federal Courts Illinois State Bar Association Chicago Bar Association
handsome father and cute little child daughter showing love sign.

He helps clients resolve issues relating to family law, including divorce, parenting time and parental responsibilities, paternity, and child support. As a skilled real estate attorney as well, Scott also provides advice and legal representation to clients who are purchasing or selling residential or commercial property in Illinois.

Years of Experience: Approx. 30 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active
Bar & Court Admissions: Illiois Courts Northern District of Illinois Federal Courts Illinois State Bar Association Chicago Bar Association

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