Big changes in our lives, whether they are welcome or unwelcome, can have a big impact on the way we experience the world. This change in perspective and experience can ultimately affect our mental health.
It is, unfortunately, common for people to experience mental health issues when they are facing a divorce. This can occur for a wide range of reasons, including the stress of dealing with uncertainty, the process of navigating a high-conflict relationship and the prospect of needing to resolve so many family issues. If you are struggling with your mental health while going through a divorce, it is important that you consult a medical professional.
What emotions are commonly experienced during divorce?
Depending on the circumstances of the divorce, it is common for divorcing spouses to feel a range of emotions, from anger and rage to guilt and depression. Many people also experience conflicting emotions; they may feel guilty for the divorce, but they may also feel a sense of relief and exhilaration.
How could mediation help me cope with my divorce?
Mediation can be successful in gaining conclusions for legal issues, while at the same time, minimizing the conflict and tension between divorcing spouses. In addition, it can help divorcing spouses to understand each other's perspectives so that a process of emotional healing can begin.
If you are struggling to cope emotionally while going through your divorce, you may want to consider couple's counseling or individual therapy. In addition, you may want to look into how mediation can minimize stress that is associated with divorce.